Gartner: the Smart Phone Has Taken Over

Gartner has analysed the mobile year 2013, here it can be seen that, among other things, Android and Samsung still is greatest with big margin.

2013 was the year when the inevitable happened, there was for the first time globally sold more smartphones than traditional mobile phones.According to the Gartner estimate 968 million smartphones were sold out of a total of 1.8 billion, equivalent to 53.6%.

The number of sold cars rose in addition with 3.5 percent compared to 2012. Gartner also noted that it was mainly the emerging markets, which stood for growth and mobile sales in the more mature areas actually declined slightly. India and China were the two Knights in terms of height growth in the number of smartphones sold.

Android grows and Samsung’s market leading

As can be seen from the tables, so growing Android continue and sits now on button 78.4 percent of market with iOS as the nearest competitor on 15.6 percent, a decrease of 3.5 percent since 2012.

Samsung is still by far the largest supplier of smartphones worldwide with 29.5 percent, however, with a slight decline on 1.6 percent compared to the previous year. This little dive is because supposedly a smaller sale of high-end Galaxy units in the more mature regions. ‘
Second place goes to Apple which also must take a small dive with 3.1 percent compared to 2012, to final 17.8 percent. Apple had a very good fourth quarter-among other things because of their agreements with NTT DoCoMo and China Mobile which helped them forward on the Asian market, though not good enough to showcase progress seen throughout the year.

The remaining seats are there interesting battle over, according to Gartner placed Huawei in third place with 5.7 percent, Lenovo with 4.6 percent and LG with 4.5 percent. In particular, Lenovo is to see more of in 2014 with the acquisition by Motorola, this is expected to give them a great opportunity to take the United States and Europe, thanks to the powerful Motorola brand.