smartphone market

Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales

Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all cylinders for several years now but Gartner's latest figures record the first ever decline since the analyst began tracking the market all the way b

Gartner: Android’s smartphone marketshare hit 86.2% in Q2

What growth there is left in the smartphone market continues to center on emerging markets where consumers are upgrading from feature phones.

Peak Android? YoY Growth Lowest Ever In Q2, Says Gartner

It's no wonder Google is expanding its efforts to broaden Android's reach by working with OEMs in emerging markets, via its Android One smartphone affordability program; the latest global smartphone m

Smartphone Market Leaders, Samsung And Apple, Both Lost Share In Q1, Says Analyst

Strategy Analytics has put out its latest smartphone market figures for Q1, and the market watcher has Samsung and Apple both losing share in the quarter.

China Now Has 700M Active Smartphones, Says Umeng

The number of active smartphones in China exceeded 700 million by the end of 2013, says a new report from analytics firm Umeng. Out of all the devices sold in 4Q 2013, 41% were to people purchasing th

India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S.

India pushed past Japan to become the third largest global smartphone market in Q1, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. The analyst notes it's the first time ever that India has moved up

Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 — Android “Undisputed Volume Leader”, Says Analyst

They'd make unhappy bedfellows but -- taken together -- Google's Android platform and Apple's iOS accounted for a record 92 per cent of global smartphone shipments in Q4 last year, according to new fi

Kantar Worldpanel: Apple Shoots Back To Top Of U.S. Smartphone Sales On An iPhone 5 Rocket, Android Leading Elsewhere

Samsung may be be the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/14/gartner-samsung-widens-its-lead-over-apple-in-smartphones-in-q33-but-overall-sales-of-mobile-handsets-down-3/">world's most popula

Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Smartphone Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/">Kantar Worldpanel ComTech</a>, a market analysis division of WPP, has today published its latest figures on mobile device sales across a numb

Nielsen: Smartphones Used By 50.4% Of U.S. Consumers, Android 48.5% Of Them

Nielsen today became the latest analyst house to call it for smartphones outnumbering more basic devices in the U.S. The company <a href="http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/?p=31688">says</a> that in

Why China Matters To Apple, Others: This Year It Will Become The World’s Largest Smartphone Market

China is already a significant market for companies like Apple, with CEO Tim Cook describing "staggering" and "off the charts" sales of the iPhone in China last quarter. But according to IDC the oppor

Japan's smartphone market: The iPhone is huge, the BlackBerry and Android aren't

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/softbank_iphone3gs_launch_japan_8.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/12/07/iphone-in-korea-off-to-a-good-start/">It's b