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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If you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar - perhaps even intimately familiar if you've ever tried removing it - with crapware.
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 now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.
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.
This new convertible from Toshiba is tailor-made for the BYOD crowd.
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.
Toshiba releases its second 13.3-inch Chromebook and two new 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 notebooks.
New research foresees BlackBerry falling behind Windows Phone, but Android and iOS remain the dominant platforms in a consumer-oriented smartphone market.
HTC just released a Windows Phone version of its flagship smartphone. It is not an easy choice to make.
Over the course of five articles, David Gewirtz has explored Windows Phone and its place in the smartphone market. In this article, his final in the series, he shares his final conclusions. Is Windows Phone a strike out or a home run? Read the article to find out.
As far as I can see, the future of Windows Phone is that it will eventually be replaced by Android. In fact – and I don't make bold predictions lightly – I can't see a future where Microsoft doesn't pull the plug on Windows Phone in the next few years and switch to Android.
Microsoft has put a lot of dollars and effort into Windows Phone, even going as far as to buy Finnish handset firm Nokia in order to gain traction in the smartphone space. But despite this investment Windows Phone's usage share has grown from about one percent to around two percent over the past 12 months.
So far it doesn't look like there's room for a third wheel in the smartphone arena. The once iconic BlackBerry has withered on the vine, while Microsoft's Windows Phone is suffering from a distinct failure to launch, but Amazon's different approach to hardware gives it a real chance.
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