“Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf’s quarterly report on the smartphone industry was issued on Monday, and identified the ‘big news’ of the quarter as the emergence of China as the leading smartphone market,” Hughes reports. “Smartphone shipments in China grew 164 percent year over year to 33.1 million units in the June quarter, topping the 25 million units sold in the U.S.”
Hughes reports, “Among mobile operating systems, Apple’s iOS took a 17.3 percent share according to data from Gartner. Much of its growth from 9.9 percent a year ago stems from the launch of the iPhone on China Telecom this year.”
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