Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) – May 13 2014
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 world’s largest smart phone market, accounted for 35% of shipments, substantially ahead of the US, which managed just 12%.