Google’s USD 50 Smart Phone could blow the lid off the canned mobile data market especially for broadband thirsty India. And yes, it is true – potentially the most bandwidth starved and fastest growing mobile market could be in the eye of a data tsunami. http://fortune.com/2015/08/10/google-android-one-india/ Catch Fortune’s Tom Huddleston, Jr say it all. Related
Smartphone sales grew 20% during the third quarter as momentum continued to swing towards emerging markets and low-cost smartphones, according to Gartner.
Total mobile phone sales were flat during the quarter, Gartner said, with a 25% slump in feature phone sales being counterbalanced by smartphone growth.
Emerging markets recorded some of their highest ever growths in smartphone shipments, but in more mature markets it was a mixed bag. Sales in the US grew 18.9% but the Western Europe region saw a 5.2% decline.
Samsung remained the world’s top smartphone vendor, selling 73.2 million units, but its market share fell from 32.1% a year earlier to 24.4% by the end of the third quarter.
Xiaomi by contrast jumped into the top five list of smartphone vendors for the first time, with its market share increasing from 1.5% to 5.2% during the same period. Chinese vendors now hold positions 3-5 on the top five list, with Huawei in third place and Lenovo in fifth position. Original post at Telecom Asia