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Smartphone sales topped 1.28 billion in 2014

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Smartphone sales topped 1.28 billion in 2014

Smartphone shipments totalled more than 1.28 billion in 2014, making it the most successful year ever for connected devices.

Data from research firm Strategy Analytics reveals that Google’s Android dominated proceedings, accounting for a massive 81% of all handsets. That’s a billion phones using the platform.

Apple, meanwhile, took 15% of the total, with 193 million phones sold during the year.

In a separate piece of research, Strategy Analytics said that Apple’s 74.5 million iPhone sales between October and December matched that of all Samsung smartphones put together in the same period.

Strategy Analytics did not split its Android figure up by manufacturer, although IDC has also released figures which show Samsung squeaking into the number one spot with a 20.01% market share.

Apple is a close second with 19.85%, while Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi complete the top five.

That’s not to say this is good news for Samsung. Of the top five, it was the only company to show a sales decline in the last quarter of 2014.

Source:

TechCrunch

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