Posts tagged with: Market share
  • by |

    Is it time for the tablet wars? In Australia, quite possibly. We've seen the PC marketplace at full capacity and at low interest for a few years — and we've been covering the reasons why that's the case. As PC-makers try and consolidate (and fail to do so), we may a resurgence in the plateaued tablet market. Specifically, we're talking about convertible tablets. Research and analysis company Telsyte decided to put its eyes to the land down under and found that Windows and iOS took away market share from Android in a shrinking overall market. In fact, the market's in its second year of ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    If you thought the three months leading up to January were bad for iOS and the mobile iteration of Windows, as Android smartphones copiously dominated holiday sales in all key global markets, wait until you check out Kantar Worldpanel’s December – February numbers. Even with many Android power users on standby for Galaxy S7, LG G5 or HTC 10 launches, the world-dominant platform managed to consolidate and improve its supremacy from Paris to Berlin and Beijing to New York. Stateside, the gap between the gold and silver medalists surged from less than 17 percent in the 90-day timeframe ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Another edition of Kantar Worldpanel's Smartphone OS Market Share Data report has come out and this one's a doozy for both iOS and Windows. The numbers cover the holiday quarter of 2015 and they seem to show an overall decline in interest with Windows-based phones and iPhones. Windows saw a couple of steep changes downwards year-over-year, with Italy seeing a 6 percent loss in share, France down 5.2 percent and Australia off by 3.3 percent. Small, but measurable gains were made in Great Britain and Japan. Still, with shares dropping from double digits to below 8 percent, it's not a pretty ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Android might still eat iOS's lunch in terms of global usage share, but with the annual bean counts coming up in the tens of billions, you have to wonder how much money the iPhone makes for Apple. Well, at least for this past quarter, it seems like we've reached a high watermark. 94 percent. That figure according to Canaccord Genuity research. Samsung came in second place with a staggering 11 percent while Sony, HTC, BlackBerry and Lenovo ended up in the negatives and, thus, accounts for the mathematical discrepancy. Compare these numbers with the shipment report from this quarter: the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Painting a picture of all the arcs of mobile phone manufacturers can be pretty difficult. Apple's on the rise here, down over there. Samsung is winning and losing. Everyone's on tectonic plates. Fortunately, there's a new global view we now have access to. Sales data analysts at Kantar WorldPanel ComTech have crunched the numbers from several geographical markets and have come to some interesting observations about Huawei and Apple devices for calendar Q3. iOS has the highest market share in Great Britain it ever had for a third quarter. Also in Great Britain, Samsung and LG were the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Every so often, our Stephen Schenck likes to point out that RAM is really cheap nowadays. And indeed, many phones have taken advantage of that fact with 4GB now the new benchmark for close-to-flagship-tier smartphones and devices. Because why not? Especially after some RAM management kerfuffles. Well, we now have industry sources from Korea telling us about the war games they're playing with Chinese manufacturers as RAM is going, going, gone down to basement prices. Try $16.70 for a 4GB DDR3 module last month, down 9.5 percent from September's price. Metrics tracker DRAMeXchange expects ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    This has been a good year for Samsung, and mainly if you compare it to how the company was performing over the two last previous years. Surely Galaxy phones are not what we loved them to be, specially if we remember Samsung's approach to phablets in the past, but this formula has seemed to work well for the company regardless. Today we get more details on how the marketshare is behaving, and Sammy seems to be ok. Asian analysts are already providing insight on global marketshare and we notice that even though Samsung's sales are on decline, the margin is not only low, but also far from ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Stats and figures have been running thick these past several days. Earlier today, we had some quarter-to-quarter smartphone shipment numbers from TrendForce that took some wind out of the two biggest players in the industry, Samsung and Apple. But before that, we had a larger-scale OS market share report that kept the iPhone in terrific universal standing (and likely on more nightstands). This past weekend brought in some fresh digits from Morgan Stanley (specifically, the financial firm's Apple analyst, Katy Huberty) to back that bigger claim up. We obtained several graphs from the ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Apple and Samsung. Spy versus spy. Patent versus patent. Nowadays, more like car versus bike. In the lens of business, we've seen the Cupertino giant extend major financial gains by popularizing the iPhone in many markets, particularly those where its main smartphone competitor is based. Samsung, while still bleeding money to lead in Korean market share over Apple, has had a rough time keeping its lead. That rough time is expected to continue on as forecast by Seoul-based Shingan Investment Corporation. The good news for the financial underdog in all of this? Samsung Electronics is ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    IFA 2015 was apparently, at least in Hayato Huseman's eyes, all about the wearables. We glimpsed into the Samsung Gear S2, the Huawei Watch, the second-generation Moto 360 and quite a few others. This comes after a rather tepid introduction period for Android Wear as a platform and terrific, but not quite analysts'-expectations-terrific sales for the Apple Watch. With all that said, the people at research firm IDC think that timidity to buying a smartwatch might just burn off. First of all, the growth in the general wearables market continues on with a forecast 76.1 million units to be ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Innovate. Catch up. Innovate. Catch up. Google. Apple. Apple. Google. Rinse and repeat. There are definitely reasons why Android has the world on its platform and why iOS is the only feasible contender in the US. That's for another article. Meantime, Windows has been struggling, struggling and struggling with the slow waddle towards feature-packed Windows 10 for mobile. Blackberry's been comfortable serving its corporate and security niches in the market with its own software and hardware, though they might succumb in the mobile platform race soon. webOS is off of smartphones and onto ...

    Share
    Read On
  • by |

    Is it fair to call Windows Phone a distant third in the smartphone race? I mean really, are they even a contender? Does any Android OEM or Apple look at Windows Phone with any amount of concern? You wouldn’t think so, and truth be told, some probably don’t. The United States is a pretty clear two-horse race. Much of Europe is the same. Android has a strangle hold on world smartphone market share and Samsung has a stranglehold on world Android market share. So who is concerned about Windows Phone? Who should be concerned? Well, Apple for one. Microsoft released an interesting statistic ...

    Share
    Read On
Mobile Version