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December 12, 2015

with 1.43 billion smartphone shipments in 2015 IDC predicts slowdown across global markets

Global smartphone market is set to slow down,with china smartphone sales cooling off . However growth will come from the Middle East and Africa, with gains of nearly 50 percent, overtaking other emerging economies such as India and Indonesia

IDC: Smartphone Vendor Market Share 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 Chart Global smartphone sales growth will cool to single digits for the first time ever amid a slowdown in China, a new market forecast said Thursday. According to  IDCworldwide smartphone shipments to grow 9.8 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units. The forecast  expects slower growth in many Asian markets, Latin America and western Europe

IDC  also predicts that  Android is likely to remain dominant this year with a market share of 81.2%  while Apple captures 15.8 percent of the market. It expects Windows Phone to hold just 2.2 percent of the market and other operating systems 0.8 percent. The cooling is expected to continue through 2019, IDC said.