IDC Publishes Report on Global Smartphone Sales, Apple Among Leaders
A research firm IDC has today released a report on global smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2014. According to this report, world's smartphone market grew 25% if to compare this year's results to those of the third quarter of 2013.
The global smartphone market grew 25 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2014, according to research firm IDC, with Apple seeing moderate gains and Samsung posting the only loss in shipment volume out of the top five manufacturers.
Apple's position remains stable. In the last quarter, the guys from Cupertino managed to sell 39.3 million iPhone units that accounted for 12.0% market share. If to speak about Samsung, which is currently on the first place on the list of world's top smartphone vendors, it managed to sell 78.1 million smartphones that accounted for 23.8% market share. Last year, the South Korean manufacturer sold 85 million handsets and had a market share of 32.5%. The third place in the list of top vendors is occupied by Xiaomi with 17.3 million smartphone units sold and 5.3% market share. And that is a massive improvement from 5.6 million and 2.1% last year.
It will be interesting to see the sales results in the fourth quarter and in the next year. Don't you think so?
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