active users, Android is by far the most popular mobile operating system on the planet.
And although Samsung is the leading manufacturer (it is responsible for more than 50% of world sales) it has more than one competitor on the lookout.
In recent years, Samsung has been sacrificing a few tenths of its market share and two Chinese manufacturers such as Oppo and Vivo are cutting ground, according to
Samsung's market share in February this year, according to
While Oppo and Vivo (10.5 and 10.1), which are the same company, account for
in the Android Market.
is the second world manufacturer of Android devices, going from 14.3% to
According to the statistics,
now has 6.4% of the Android market, while
falls with 3.2%.
The Galaxy S family continues to be the top Android phone with a market share of
in February and they are the most popular models that the firm has.
If considered by models rather than lines, the
is the most popular among Android users, with a market share of 2.1%.
It is followed by the
with a share of 1%, the same as the Samsung Galaxy A10s, which ranks third.
Samsung Galaxy A32 and Redmi 9A follow with a share of 0.9% each.
The ranking of best-selling cell phones
Statistics according to Omdia.
In the last quarter of 2022, global smartphone shipments amounted to
units, which, according to Omdia, represents a decrease of
compared to the previous year.
Usually, the last quarter of the year sees the highest number of shipments, but this year the trend has changed, with a disappointing and marginal decrease of 0.7% compared to the previous quarter.
In fact, most major manufacturers posted significant negative growth compared to the previous year, with shipments falling in double digits.
Apple loses acceleration
The new iPhone 14. Photo AFP
As usual in the fourth quarter of each year, after the launch of the iPhone 14, Apple registered the highest number of shipments:
And while this is a significant
increase over the third quarter of 2022, it fails to disguise the 13.3% drop over the previous year.
Despite this slip in year-over-year shipments, Apple's market share increased year-over-year from 24% to 25%.
Which allowed it to surpass Samsung and Xiaomi, at least in the quarterly table.
“Apple was confident in the strong demand for the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max and had anticipated peak production of these two models.
However, the suspension of production at the Foxconn plant has put a damper on their plans," says Jusy Hong, Senior Research Manager at Omdia.
In the table where the annual sale of units is detailed, Samsung continues at the top of the positions with 256 million.
Apple follows close behind with 231 million, where lines 12 and 13 of the iPhone continue to pull strongly.
The jerk that drove Xiaomi deflates to 152 million.
Oppo Group and vivo exchange fourth and fifth place, with 24 and 23 million respectively.
Adding the two brands amount to
This figure is not useful for reaching the top, although it brings them closer to Apple's 74 and Samsung's 54.
Despite the good results achieved in Argentina, Motorola remains in ninth place with
11 million units
, unchanged from the previous quarter, but with a 10.4% drop from the previous year.
Its great rival is Huawei, which remains in tenth place despite a drop in shipments, registering 7.5 million units compared to 8.6 million in the previous quarter.
Mobile industry: winners and losers in 2022
In 2022 the mobile industry suffered a significant decline.
In 2022, 1,207 million shipments were registered.
This represents a drop of 9.9% compared to the 1,340 million shipments registered in 2021.
Honor was the only major manufacturer to post year-on-year growth, with 59 million in 2022 compared to 40 million in 2021. Apple and Motorola were the two manufacturers most resistant to the overall downward trend, with small drops of 1.3 % and 1.4% respectively.
Final shipments recorded by Samsung in 2022 stand at 259 million, the most of any OEM, but still a 4.8% drop from the 272 million recorded in 2021.
Hardest hit were Chinese manufacturers, with Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo all posting significant double-digit drops in year-on-year shipments.
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