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Thursday, May 3
2012, 10:51 AM
Though it believes global smartphone shipments rose 45% Y/Y in Q1, Canalys thinks U.S. shipments...
Though it believes global smartphone shipments rose 45% Y/Y in Q1, Canalys thinks U.S. shipments rose only 5%, evidence the market is cooling down after years of torrid growth. By contrast, Chinese sales doubled, and now account for 22% of global shipments. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) controlled 22% of the Chinese market, and Apple (AAPL) 19% - soaring Chinese sales had much to do with Apple's FQ2 beat. Still, Android (GOOG) accounted for 2/3 of Chinese shipments. (IDC)