This was Nokia some four to five years ago – shipping enough smartphones and phones to beat back next few vendors behind it combined. Dateline 2014, and the bad guy is called Samsung. IDC reports that in the first quarter of 2014, Samsung had shipped more smartphones than the next four vendors combined. That’s Apple, Huawei, Lenovo and LG combined.
Oh, we hope that you note how
three two of the top five vendors are Chinese? Yes; mobile phone innovation moved to China. The day is coming when the very top two vendors will be Chinese. Take our words for it.