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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.


October 29, 2012

Indian Mobile Sales exceed 102million in 1st half of 2012



Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile Vendor (Beta) Market Share


Nokia still top phonemaker in India | ZDNet: The total shipments of mobile handsets in India reached 102.4 million units during the first half of 2012, which showed 16.9 percent growth during the six-month period. with Nokia continuing to rule as no 1 Mobile Vendor in India  with with 22.2% of the total  mobile shipments

In a recent study by CyberMedia Research (CMR), the period between January and June 2012 saw 102.4 million units of mobile handsets shipped in India, with 5.5 million of these smartphones.

By comparison, smartphones grew at 12.2 percent. Samsung trailed the Nokia with 13 percent of total unit shipments, while local manufacturer Micromax came in at 5.5 percent.

The Indian mobile handset market is estimated to reach 251 million units in 2013, an increase of 13.5% over this year, according to a global research firm. The mobile handset market is expected to show steady growth through 2016 when end-user sales will surpass 326 million units, as per estimates from Connecticut- based Gartner Inc.

August 14, 2012

Smartphone Market grows 42% as Samsung shipments grow 173%

 Global Marketshare of Smartphones, 2012


Global Marketshare Mobile Phone ,2012
A recent study by market research firm IDC revealed the smartphone market grew 42.1% in the second quarter of 2012, while the worldwide mobile phone market grew just 1% year-over-year. Smartphone vendors shipped 153.9 million handsets in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 108.3 units in the second quarter of 2011.
Samsung (005930) extended its lead over Apple during the second quarter  led by the launch of its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone and the continued success of its Galaxy Note  the vendor was able top the 50 million unit mark, shipping 50.2 million handsets and reach a new quarterly smartphone shipment record. Samsung  smartphone shipments grew a whopping 172.8% year-over-year and helped the company capture 32.6% of the market.
Samsung’s closest rival, Apple, benefited from offering of the iPhone through smaller regional carriers and prepaid service providers, which helped  Apple to sell around 26 million units and capture 16.9% of the market. 
Samsung is estimated to have shipped more than 49 million smartphones in the quarter, including 7 million Galaxy S III units (which is expected to reach 20 million in the next quarter).

August 13, 2012

68% Smartphone Shipments in 2012, led by Android,Apple sinks to 17%


 Apple and Samung patent wars shows no signs of abating.   Infact the   epic patent struggle between Apple and Samsung -  has been a  regular feature for the last 3 years, post Apple's iPhone launch.
Post the iPhone the technology market has zoomed to unprecedented levels, and as  Apple fully deserves the credit , for changing the market , by iPhone, Samsung and Google too needs to be commended for bringing competition to  smartphone and tablet markets.


However the twist in the tale is, that this is sheerly dictated by bottom line and  Apple understands that ,in the next couple of years, Samsung  is the number 1  competitor  to Apple, and is  the only company which APPLE regards highly and knows that unless Apple's product launches differentiate itself..Samsung will  be very close  to Apple' in terms of numbers
The iPhone maker has also brought suits against Android device manufacturers HTC and Motorola. Apple has faced criticism for its endless lawsuits designed to stunt competition from Google's Android, but a quick look at Android device shipments in the second quarter of 2012 reveals a key number that suggest Apple is right to worry.
That number is 68.
According to research firm IDC, Android devices made up a whopping 68.1% of all smartphone shipments in Q2 2012. That calculates to 104.8 million of the 154 million smartphones that left manufacturers plants in the quarter. By comparison, Apple shipped 26 million iPhones in the quarter, good for 16.9% of the market. Together,  iOS and Android made up 85% of all smartphones shipped. 
IDC notes that Samsung was responsible for 44% of all Android devices shipped. That equates to 46.11 million devices, or about 20 million more than the iPhone. Apple shipped 5.6 million more iPhones (up from 20.4 million) in Q2 2012 than it did in the same quarter of 2011 but still saw its share of the smartphone market fall from 18.8% last year. 

July 3, 2012

US smartphone adoption exceeds 630,000 a week,penetration at 50%














According to comScore, as of end of May,  the ratio of consumer phone users in the US (aged more than 13) who use smartphones as their primary phone has reached 47%.

n a data posted by Asymco, predicts that US Smartphone  saturation will be at levels20well above 80% penetration. The data shows that during May,2012 levels ,the rate of smartphone adoption (first time users) was 630k/week. This number is a good recovery to above the historic mean indicative that saturation is not yet in effect.

According to sources 50% smartphone penetration will happen this summer 2012. A year ago the pred2icted “tipping point” date was also the same: August 2012.

 Android net adds dropped to a level unseen for two years and the decline in net adds had been going on for four months.

This last report shows a recovery in Android net adds to about 1.5 million new users.



June 16, 2012

Nokia Takeover : Microsoft, Huawei rumored to be in Talks

Nokia Takeover Seen as Collapsing Shares Signal Bottom: Real M&A: "As Nokia plunges to its steepest stock drop in more than a decade is turning the mobile-device maker into a potential takeover target for buyers willing to bet that it still has a future in smartphones.According  to  Bloomberg;s report  it is speculated on a number of possible transactions for Nokia, including a private equity purchase of the company, an acquisition of the company by partner Microsoft, or potentially a Chinese rival like Huawei or ZTE that would use a purchase of Nokia to expand its international sales.



From  being the number one Nokia plunged 18 percent yesterday after forecasting a wider second-quarter operating loss from handsets and saying it will cut as many as 10,000 jobs as it cedes market share to Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co. devices. After wiping out about $100 billion in market value, Espoo, Finland- based Nokia trades at a 38 percent discount to its net assets, the least expensive on record, according to data compiled by Bloomberg dating back to 1995."


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