Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue for the Smart Phone Manufacturing industry in China has been increasing at an average annual rate of 53.9% in the past five years. In 2014, revenue is expected to grow 21.2% to $68.9 billion, mainly driven by increased exports and growing demand for third and fourth-generation (4G) smart phones. Exports are estimated to account for 86.3% of industry revenue in 2014.
With the rapid development of 3G technology, the abundant smart phone product portfolio, and competitive product pricing, demand for smart phones has been growing strongly. In late 2013, the Ministry of Industry and Information issued 4G licenses to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, further spurring demand for smartphones and the development of the industry.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Google Android smart phones
Android smart phones refer to smart phones using the Android open-source operating system (OS), which was developed by Google in September 2008. The Android OS is used in smart phones by a number of different manufacturers including Samsung, the industry's leading player, HTC, and Motorola. This product segment is set to contribute 73.6% of total industry revenue in 2014. Sales for Android smart phones have increased steadily in recent years.
Apple iOS smart phones
The second-largest segment is iPhones, which use the iOS operating system, both of which are developed by Apple. Apple iPhones are expected to account for 19.8% of industry revenue in 2014. Total sales volume of iPhones is set to reach 20.5 million units in 2014... purchase to read more