Samsung on top in growing smartphone market
Published on May 1, 2014 1:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - South Korea's Samsung remained at the top of the rapidly growing smartphone market in early 2014 as Chinese rivals gained ground, a survey showed Wednesday.
The overall global smartphone market grew 28.6 per cent from a year ago with 218.8 million units sold, according to the IDC survey. That was down 2.8 per cent from the fourth quarter, with a seasonal impact on sales.
Samsung had a 30.2 per cent market share, compared with 31.9 per cent a year earlier.
Apple remained the number two global vendor at 15.5 per cent, which was down from 17.1 per cent one year earlier.
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