The mobile device market to reach 2.6 billion units by 2016.
Smartphones global revenue 2008-2015. According to the source the global revenue from smartphones in 2009 amounted to 56.92 billion dollars and is expected to increase to more than 272 billion by 2015.
Worldwide mobile device shipments (notebooks, PCs, tablet PCs, smartphones, and phones will reach 2.6 billion by 2016 according to the latest forecasts by Canalys.
In 2016, smart phone shipments will double the 695 million achieved in 2012. In terms of operating systems, Android will peak in 2013, with 71% of shipments, falling to 66% in 2016, In 2012 Android took 68%, while iOS achieved 20% and Blackberry followed with 5%.
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users had a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9% percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung lost the No.1 spot to Apple in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014. Samsung had been on top spot since 2012.
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