List of Handsets News Articles

Android and iOS Squeeze the Competition, Swelling to 96.3% of the Smartphone OS Market
Android and iOS inched closer to total domination of the worldwide smartphone market in both the fourth quarter (4Q14) and the calendar year 2014. more

Worldwide Market for Refurbished Smartphones to Reach 120 Million Units by 2017
Rise in Smartphone Reuse Will Motivate Providers to Take a Closer Look at Secondhand Market more

Western European Mobile Phone Market Shows Clear Signs of Saturation
The Western European mobile phone market failed to grow in 2014 for the second consecutive year, more

China's Smartphone Market Picks Up Slightly in Q4 2014
107.5 million smartphones were shipped to China in 2014Q4, representing a 2% Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) growth. This culminates to 420.7 million smartphones being shipped to China in 2014. more

USA: iPhone 6, iPad Air most gifted in 2014 holiday quarter
Apple was certainly top of mind for US consumers when it came to their holiday season wish lists. Nationally, iPhones represented 57% of all smartphones given as gifts while iPads made up 33.7% of all gifted tablets. more

Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time - down by 12% in Q4 2014
Worldwide tablet shipments fell 12% year on year to 67 million units in Q4 2014, according to the latest country-level research published by Canalys. more

Apple iOS leads US OS share for the first time since Q4 2012
The latest smartphone sales data for the fourth quarter of 2014, shows that Apple's share of sales grew across the US, Europe and China during the important Christmas period, driven by a strong portfolio of devices. more

Japanese Mobile Device Sales Slumped in Third Quarter of 2014
Japan saw a near 20 percent drop in the shipments of mobile devices in the third-quarter of last year, to 10.4 million, according to IDC's Japan Quarterly Mobile Device Tracker. more

Samsung loses top Spot to India's Micromax in its Home Market
Micromax has remarkably ousted Samsung to become the first domestic vendor to take the top spot in the Indian smart phone market, the third largest in the world. more

Apple Closes on Samsung as Global Smartphone Shipments Top 1.3 Billion for 2014
Holiday seasonality, strong end-user demand, and a deep selection of models propelled smartphone volumes to a new record level for the quarter and for the year. more

Android Smartphone Shipments Fall for the First Time
ABI Research reports that certified Android smartphone shipments fell quarter-on-quarter for the first time in 4Q 2014. more

Smartphone Shipments in 2014 Total 1.167B with Samsung and Apple Leading
Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 25.9%, with combined shipments of Chinese brands reaching 453.4 million units. more

MEA Smartphone Market Booms as 4G LTE Shipments to GCC Grow 400%
GCC shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones sold in the region, more

iPhone 6 tops Autumn 2014 smartphone sales
The iPhone 6 represented 19% of overall smartphone sales in the US for the three months ending in November 2014 more

Top 10-annual list of best-selling phones in 2014
Krusell Top seller list in December is a summary of the full year's sales. Its annual Top seller list holds Apple's iPhone 6 as the number one device of 2014 more

Mobile Phone For Muslims Offered In Russia
A mobile phone designed for Muslims has gone on sale in Russia. more

Sales of Smartphones Grew 20 Percent in Third Quarter of 2014
Sales of Smartphones in Emerging Markets Exhibited Highest Growth Ever, While Western Europe Continued to Decline more

iPhone 6 Plus captures 41% of US \"phablet\" sales
On the market for just over a month of the three months ending with October 2014, the iPhone 6 Plus captured 41% of "phablet" sales-sales of smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches and larger. more

India the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market In Asia/Pacific in Q3 2014
The market observed exceptional growth owing to festive demand and recorded a new high in smartphone shipments in Q3 2014. more

Moto 360 leads the first wave of Android Wear devices
Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time. more

42% Surge in Third Quarter ZTE Smartphone Shipments Worldwide
Global shipments of ZTE smartphones were up by a notable 42 percent year-on-year in the third quarter 2014, according to a recent report, more

Global smart phone shipments exceed 300 million in a quarter for the first time
There is increasingly strong competition between vendors fighting for the global smartphone number three spot, behind Samsung and Apple, according to Canalys. more

LG Starts Android 5.0 Upgrades
LG Electronics (LG) says that will begin rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for G3 smartphones starting in Poland this week, to be followed by other key markets in the near future. more

Smartphone Shipments Jump by a Quarter with Heightened Competition Beyond Samsung and Apple
New smartphone releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets drove global smartphone shipments above 300 million units for the second consecutive quarter. more

Lenovo becomes world's third largest smartphone vendor
The number of smartphone shipments reached 316.6m in Q3 2014, representing 13.1% y-o-y growth and 5.5% q-o-q growth, according to Juniper Research. more

USA: Early iPhone6-6 Plus sales suggest strong holiday season
Data for US smartphone sales in the three months ending September 2014 show the potential for Apple to capture strong sales in the holiday season thanks to its recently launched iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. more

Smartphones Set the Pace as MEA Handset Sales Top 64 Million Units in Q2 2014
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in Q2 2014, expanding 27% year on year to total 64 million units. more

Motorola Adds Remote Control for Cameraphones
Motorola has released an update for its Droid smartphones that allows remote control of the camera shutter. more

Carl Zeiss unveils virtual reality headset
Carl Zeiss, which supplies camera lenses to the likes of Nokia has made a tentative step into the virtual reality market, with its own headset. more

USA: iPhone 5s/c demand undented by expectation of new models
Apple's market share saw a drop of less than 1 percentage point in the 3 months prior to launch. more