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.
Numbers from UBS suggest China accounts for 35 percent of iPhones sold worldwide, marking the first time the smartphone has moved more units in the country than the U.S. market.
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.
Android Wear owners will soon see major improvements to the entire smartwatch experience through better watch face support, improved watch navigation, and UI efficiency improvements.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers have surpassed their South Korean counterparts in combined global market share in smartphones.
There will be cooler growth in the global smartphone market over the next few years amid 'cutthroat' competition that will bring down prices for many consumers, a market tracker has said.
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.
Android smartphone users have a large choice of keyboards that add efficiency and utility to the text entry experience. Apple's default is best since there are limits on the third-party options.
T-Mobile continues to launch initiatives designed to provide customers with the best smartphone experience in their home and office.
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.
Consuming information on a mobile device is commonplace, due largely to the popularity of the smartphone. With phones getting bigger than ever, some consider using them instead of a tablet. Experience shows this isn't the way to go for some folks.
T-Mobile has been shaking things up with their Uncarrier initiatives, led by CEO John Legere, and these seem to be working as they passed 50 million subscribers on their way to the third place.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty highlighted both executives' experience in "running information-intensive global enterprises."
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
Android has market share, global domination and an army of developers, but is starting to look tired and clunky relative to other platforms. Can Google refresh Android and herd its partners to create a more integrated experience?
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