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Author: Neil Mawston
Publication Date: Jan 28 2015
Pages: 4
Report Type: Metrics, Word

Apple Becomes World's Largest Smartphone Vendor in Q4 2014

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Report Summary:

Global smartphone shipments grew +31% annually to reach a record 380 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014. Apple tied with Samsung to become jointly the world’s largest smartphone vendor. Lenovo-Motorola jumped to third position, due to its takeover of Motorola. By contrast, Xiaomi crashed down the rankings and it looks like the party is coming to an end for the fashionable Chinese brand.

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