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Technology 4Q13: Apple and Google Lead the Change, Yet Again
Posted by: Analyse360Degree (IP Logged)
Date: February 23, 2014 10:10AM
Not every player in the technology space is having a gala time. While the new age biggies such as Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) are speeding towards great technological innovations along with widespread consumer acceptance, the traditional PC makers and Microsoft (MSFT) have to run for their money. The latest reports from IDC again made the picture crystal clear as it summed up the worldwide smartphone and PC shipments. Let’s take a look at the latest report from IDC.
Smartphone market snapshot: Full year and 4Q13
While Samsung witnessed a growth in market share over the previous year, Apple’s share dropped marginally. However, smartphone volumes for both players displayed good growth at 42.9% for Samsung and 12.9% for Apple. Another noteworthy opponent for the top two biggies would be Lenovo. The Chinese phonemaker has been showing great growth potential and is counted among the top Chinese brands in the US. Lenovo’s smartphone market share jumped to 4.5% from 3.3% and its smartphone volume improved by a whooping 91.7%.
Now, coming to the 4Q13 performance, again Samsung is the undisputed champion, capturing 28.8% of the market and displaying a superb 22.9% growth. However, here Huawei showed the highest jump in volumes at 56.5%, closely followed by LG at 53.2%.
PC market snapshot: 4Q13
Stocks Discussed: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, SSNLF, ACEIF, HPQ,
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