Though it believes global smartphone shipments rose 45% Y/Y in Q1, Canalys thinks U.S. shipments...

|By:, SA News Editor

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)