|[August 04, 2014]
2Q 2014 Smartphone Results: Forked Android AOSP Grows 20% Quarter-on-quarter, Driven by Chinese Domination, According to ABI Research
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
ABI Research reports that forked Android (News - Alert) or AOSP smartphones grew 20%
sequentially from 1Q 2014 to 2Q 2014 (total market growth was 3%
sequentially) and also accounted for 20% of the smartphone market.
Certified or OHA Android still leads the market with 65%, but it grew
13% sequentially. Android AOSP and OHA combined shipped 278 million
smartphones, a staggering 86% share, in 2Q 2014.
"AOSP's growth is driven by the development of Chinese and Indian
handset manufacturers, not only in their domestic markets, but
increasingly throughout Asia and beyond," said Nick Spencer, senior
practice director, mobile devices, ABI Research (News - Alert).
"Chinese and Indian vendors accounted for the majority of smartphone
shipments for the first time with 51% share. While many of these
manufacturers are low cost, some are making inroads in the mid-tier,
including Xiaomi and Gionee, hence the growing challenge to Samsung (News - Alert) in
particular," added Spencer.
The scraps remaining for third or fourth place (if you include AOSP)
place are few and far etween with third placed Microsoft Windows Phone (News - Alert)
experiencing a near flat quarter with -1% growth year-on-year and a
share of 2%.
These findings are part of ABI Research's Smartphones
and Handsets Market Research (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/service/mobile-devices/),
which includes Research Analyses, Market Data, Insights, and Competitive
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
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