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June 11, 2012

50% Smartphone Sales in 2012 Controlled by Samsung and Apple

The latest data on who controls the Global Mobile Phone  Market  does not throw up suprises .. However recent Garter Report showed the extent to which Samsung and Apple controls the  smartphone market across the world. Apple and Samsung together now represent 49.3 percent of all smartphones sold globally in the first quarter of 2012, up from 29.3 percent in the first quarter of 2011, while other vendors continue to experience a decline.

The numbers show that collectively Samsung and Apple has grown 20%, that is out of every 10  mobiles sold  including smartphones in 2012 , Users buy either a Apple product  or a Samsung product.

China has now become Apple’s second-largest market for smartphones, after the United States and rival Samsung pretty much leads all, having overtaken both Apple and Nokia in smartphone and cell phone shipments, respectively…

According to the study, the global market for mobile phones contracted by two percent year-over-year, with global shipments decreasing to 419.1 million units in the first quarter of 2012. Gartner noted this is the first time since the second quarter of 2009 that the market exhibited a decline.

The annualized cell phone sales easily beat the 1.4 billion PCs projected for this year and smartphones shipments grew to 144.4 million units in Q1 2012, a 44.7 percent year-over-year increase.

August 16, 2011

Google and Motorola Deal : Who Really Won

Who are the winners  in the Motorola and Google Deal. In a deal of such disruptive proportions there will be some Winners and some losers. Businessinsider posted a detailed article which takes a look at the Winners in This Acquisition

Sanjay Jha took over Motorola's mobile operations and chose to go all-in with Android.The bet has paid off. Jha stands to make $90 million personally on this deal

Google just paid $12.5 billion for a patent portfolio. Sound like a good deal? Not really. But it also gets a handset maker. So that makes it a good deal, right?
Well, this is a low margin business with 19,000 employees and factories around the world. Not exactly the same thing as search and advertising. Is this what Google wants to do

Another winner has been Carl Icah has been involved with Motorola since 2006, fighting with the company's board, trying to get something out of it all. Well, it finally paid off. He's getting $415 million on this one.

Ben Bajarin, who is Director of Consumer Technology Analysis and Research at Creative Strategies, Inc, laid out why Google should buy Motorola on August 2. All of his reasons were spot on.

Nokia's stock is up  with industry sources familiar with the Tech Industry workings, that people think Microsoft will buy Nokia's stock popped in reaction to the news. Microsoft will  be enticed to buy Nokia as a reactionary move,as this will strengthen their product line.Of course Microsoft could buy it as a defensive move.

Apple has a tougher time suing Android, but its rival just made a big risky move
.Apple comes out of this transaction in decent shape. You could argue that it will have a hard fight on its hands in the long run as Motorola works on more Android devices. However, we don't believe Google or Motorola have built any exceptional devices and nothing's going to change that.According to BusinessInsider "We're calling Apple a winner because it forced Google to take this risky $12.5 billion bet on something which it has yet to  develop a core competency ( specially in production)"