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.
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.
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.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty highlighted both executives' experience in "running information-intensive global enterprises."
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?
Chinese smartphone maker unveils a new website targeted at the Indian market, but has yet to detail any product on sale. It has appointed a country head to lead its Indian office.
Smartphone ownership by youths in the South East Asia and Oceania region is among one of the largest globally, and it's expected to contribute to the overall five-fold growth the region will experience by 2019, a study by Ericsson shows.
Pantech, Korea’s third largest smartphone maker, aims to distinguish itself from competitors by adopting strong color tones in its new user experience (UX), FLUX 3.0, and believes this will fuel future growth.
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.
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