1. cgk's Avatar
    q1 2014 figures from Canalys are in -

    Worldwide, 279.4 million smart phones shipped in Q1 2014, representing growth of 29% on Q1 2013, but a decline of 5% on the seasonally strong Q4 2013. 81% were Android devices, with iOS and Windows Phone accounting for 16% and 3% respectively. Samsung remained the leading vendor with a 31% share, ahead of Apple at 16%. Half of the top 10 vendors were Chinese companies: Huawei (third), Lenovo (fourth), Xiaomi (sixth), Yulong (eighth) and ZTE (ninth). China, the worlds largest smart phone market, accounted for 35% of shipments, substantially ahead of the US, which managed just 12%.

    97.5 million smart phones shipped in China alone in Q1, though this was down 3% sequentially. The Chinese market is undergoing major change and maturing quickly, with smart phones making up 93% of total mobile phone shipments in Q1 2014, said Canalys Research Director for China Nicole Peng. 4G will be the biggest growth driver for 2014 in the Chinese market, pushed heavily by China Mobile, which holds a dominant share of the 3G market but still has 70% of its subscribers using 2G. The operator hopes to exploit its first-mover advantage in 4G this year, while China Unicom and China Telecom are waiting for FDD-LTE licenses before making significant investments in 4G. 16% of smart phones shipped in China were 4G handsets, compared with 34% globally and 80% in the US.
    http://www.canalys.com/static/press_...s-displays.pdf

    Working on the back of a *** packet, I would guess BBRY's share was about 0.5-0.6 and they rounded down?
    05-13-14 06:09 AM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    Did not realize how many Chinese manufactures there are until I started looking at the Indonesian market.... and most all of them are Android. Many of the devices that I looked at were 2G only.... I can see why that is the cases now.
    05-13-14 07:45 AM
  3. Ment's Avatar
    yeah the Chinese Android OEMs are putting a huge emphasize on SE Asia this year which puts pressure on Samsung as the ~$150-200 price point gets you a great phone.
    05-13-14 11:16 AM
  4. anon1727506's Avatar
    yeah the Chinese Android OEMs are putting a huge emphasize on SE Asia this year which puts pressure on Samsung as the ~$150-200 price point gets you a great phone.
    Not sure about regulations and FCC requirements... but yeah some of these devices are pretty amazing for the price. If these manufactures can keep the pricing down and enter other markets... Samsung is going to have problems, HTC will be out of business. Of course we aren't talking quality here either.... but as smartphones are becoming disposable (1 - 2 years at the most), that might not matter.
    05-13-14 11:47 AM

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