Demonstrating the growing importance of Chinese smartphone companies, the OPPO R9s was the best-selling Android smartphone at the start of 2017. The data is from a report by Strategy Analytics, covering smartphone shipments during the first quarter of the year.
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Android is now the world’s most popular operating system, capturing the position that for a long time has been held by Microsoft Windows. With 37.93 percent market share, Android edges out Windows which recorded a share of 37.91% in March.
In late 2016, there have not been many mentions of Sony in discussions about the leading Android smartphone manufacturers. But just because it might not be band-of-the-moment, does not mean that its handsets are not popular with consumers.
Huawei’s impressive growth is continuing, with the Chinese company drawing level for the number two spot when it comes to global smartphone market share. Rapid growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa means that Huawei is now putting pressure on Apple, with little to separate the two companies in terms of global smartphone shipments.
Already the dominant mobile operating system by some distance, the latest market share data reveals that Android has increased its advantage even further. Figures for the third quarter of 2016 show that Google’s mobile OS now accounts for 87.5 percent of the global market.
Even though laptop sales are expected to shrink in 2016, Chromebooks are set to beat the market and post healthy growth figures. The latest data from market research firm TrendForce projects that the global laptop market will reduce in size by 5.1 percent in 2016, compared to last year, while Chromebooks shipments are expected to grow between 30-40%.
Android has opened up an astonishing lead in India, having now reached a smartphone market share of 97.1 percent in the country. Google’s mobile operating system was already a strong performer in India, but the latest figures from research company Strategy Analytics show that it has been continuing to record impressive growth.
Samsung is continuing to make a significant impact when it comes to US smartphone sales. The latest data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best-selling smartphone in the country.
Android smartphones have been recording impressive sales figures in the big-five European markets. In the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, Android handsets have a market share of 75.6 percent, for the three months ending May 2016.
As traditional linear broadcasting continues to come under pressure, the popularity of streaming devices is soaring. Leading the way is Google Chromecast, which was the biggest seller in 2015.