IDC: More than 29M mobile devices shipped in Middle East in Q3 2015

IDC said 29.75 million mobile phones were shipped across the Middle East region during the third quarter of 2015, marking a 4.4 per cent increase on the previous quarter. The research company noted that UAE, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia spearheaded this growth with respective quarter-on-quarter increases of 11.2 per cent, 10.2 per cent and 5.7 per cent. Combined, these three countries accounted for over 30 per cent of the region's mobile shipments for the quarter. The smartphone share of the region's mobile phone market continued to rise throughout 2015, and the same trend was visible in the third quarter with the figure rising to 65.3 per cent. Android remained the dominant operating system, accounting for more than 87 per cent of the region's smartphone shipments in the third quarter. Report