‘Samsung Is Still King Of Mobile Mountain’ – ‘ReadWrite’
The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Samsung Is Still King Of Mobile Mountain”.
Dan Rowinski says, “The final 2013 numbers are in and Samsung once again reigns supreme over the mobile ecosystem.
According to research firm IDC, Samsung’s shotgun strategy of developing dozens of smartphones across a variety of size and price points led to 313.9 million smartphone shipments, or 31.3% of the global smartphone market share in 2013. Apple was second with less than half of Samsung’s total volume, shipping 153.4 million iPhones for 15.3% of the global market share.
“Apple shipped a record 153.4 million mobile phones worldwide in 2013, up from 135.8 million in 2012,” said strategy analytics senior analyst Ken Hyers in a press release. “However, Apple’s growth rate moderated from 46 percent in 2012 to just 13 percent during 2013. Apple’s lack of presence in the low-end smartphone segment and the big-screen phablet category“.
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