That's up slightly from a combined total of 95.6 percent at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013.
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It was only a matter of time before the new kings of the domestic smartphone scene in India ventured onto other shores to pad their coffers. Yet, it may have been more than just global ambition that got them there.
Nevertheless, IDC analysts traced "a significant slowdown compared to 2013."
Huawei's 7.8 percent increase in global smartphone sales has helped deliver the company a 30 percent sales revenue boost, up to $12.2 billion in 2014.
Yang Yuanqing, chairman and chief executive of Lenovo, said the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the ongoing transformation in the global landscape will enable Lenovo to stand out in smartphone business, which leaves an opportunity to challenge Apple and Samsung's dominance.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers have surpassed their South Korean counterparts in combined global market share in smartphones.
The industry overall, however, saw shipments exceed 300 million units for the first time ever in a quarter, as per Canalys' tracking.
Asian nation emerges as world's largest adopter of smartphones with a penetration rate of 85 percent, but businesses still aren't providing great experience with 88 percent of mobile consumers reporting access problems.
For the second consecutive quarter, global smartphone shipments have reached above 300 million units, driven by growing competition between Samsung and Apple, and the combined efforts of Xiaomi, LG, and Lenovo.
Apple fanboys in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan can preorder the latest iPhone from September 12 and receive the smartphone on September 19, when it is available to nine countries in the first wave of its global launch. Surprisingly, China is left out of this initial list.
Filing 2,179 patents for mobile phone technologies, the Korean smartphone maker claims top spot among its peers worldwide, according to stats from Thomson Reuters report.
Amazon will reportedly woo smartphone buyers with 3D effects and navigation with gestures and tilting. The company will have to have flawless software right away to overcome a learning curve.
Galaxy smartphone maker files for U.S. patent to unlock mobile devices when users touch-and-drag drawings that have at least one intersection point. These diagrams also can be customized to launch specific apps.
Chinese smartphone darling, Xiaomi, has kicked off its global expansion plans in Singapore where its Android devices will go on sale this Friday, marking the company's first foray into markets outside of Greater China.
According to Ericsson's latest Mobility Report, smartphone subscriptions will triple between 2013 and 2019.
Chinese smartphone maker is counting on its Android-based operating system as well as new global vice president and former Google employee, Hugo Barra, to help put the company on the global map.
The company plans to go global with a high-end smartphone to become a leading Android device player.
The visually-impaired can find out what's in front of them by snapping a picture, where a global network of volunteers can then key in their comments, which are read out over the blind user's smartphone.
Lenovo is on its way to becoming a Windows ecosystem anomaly---a PC maker who can play the mobile game too.
In an attempted preemptive strike on other would be number three smartphone OS makers, Firefox and ZTE has partnered up to bring an $80 Firefox OS, unlocked smartphone to all users everywhere via eBay.