China will surpass the United States as the world's largest handset market by revenue in 2014, not just in volumes, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.
Lenovo, which is in the process of acquiring Google's Motorola smartphone business for $2.91 billion, reported its first-quarter profit popped 25 percent on the strength of its smartphone and PC business. The company also said it hopes to sell 100 million smartphones and tablets over the course of this year.
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2014 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier.
It would take a major reversal of fortunes for Samsung Electronics and Apple to lose their places as the No. 1 and 2 smartphone market vendors, respectively, but according to industry analysts competitors Huawei, Lenovo and LG Electronics are grabbing more market share and are starting to loosen the grip the leaders have on the market.
Samsung reported flagging profits and smartphone market share in the first quarter of this year, but the company promised improvements throughout the rest of 2014 on the strength of its Galaxy S5 smartphone, interest in the World Cup soccer match and improvements in its display panel and home appliances businesses.
The advent of LTE Advanced networks and the further introduction of 64-bit chips and semiconductor process technology improvements are all expected to drive the global smartphone applications processor market to $30 billion in revenue in 2018, according to a new forecast from research firm Strategy Analytics.
As the quarterly earnings season comes to a close, it's time to look at the numbers--and the numbers for T-Mobile US were extremely good. The carrier in the fourth quarter added far more new customers than Sprint and AT&T Mobility, and almost as many as market leader Verizon Wireless. Check out complete details in this Q4 wrap-up of the nation's top nine wireless carriers, provided by Strategy Analytics.
Qualcomm and Apple competed fiercely for the top spots among chipset makers for smartphones and tablets in 2013, according to new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. However, Qualcomm maintained its strong lead among baseband chip suppliers thanks to its dominant position in the LTE market, the research firm found.
Google's Android operating system (OS) is dominating more than just smartphone shipments, according to latest figures from Strategy Analytics.
Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said he hopes the company's $2.91 billion purchase of Google's Motorola Mobile division will help it to pass smartphone market leaders Samsung Electronics and Apple, though he acknowledged that would take time.