Handset Country Share Tracker

A vital tracking tool for helping companies measure the success of competitors and partners in their local markets.

August 6, 2014 22:08 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, China smartphone shipments grew +29% YoY to record levels in Q2 2014. Samsung maintained the number one spot, followed closely by Xiaomi in second place. For the first time ever, Coolpad pushed into third position thanks to healthy demand for its LTE models. By contrast, Lenovo fell out of the top 3 list this quarter and storm clouds are brewing for the vendor. This published report, available to clients, contains extensive data and analysis of the China smartphone market by hardware brand and by OS from Q1 2009 to Q2 2014. A forecast by quarter for Q3 2014 is also included.


June 10, 2014 11:36 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, global LTE phone shipments grew +93% annually in Q1 2014. The US, South Korea, Japan and Europe continued to witness rapid 4G growth, while new-entrant China has quickly established itself as the second-largest LTE market. Dozens of LTE handset models from Samsung, Apple, LG, Sony, Nokia and others are now flooding the market. The United States remains by far the world's largest LTE country, boosted by robust carrier subsidies. This extensive published report, avauilable to clients, tracks global LTE handset shipments and vendor marketshare for 17 major vendors in 5 major LTE countries from Q1 2012 through Q1 2014.


January 31, 2013 18:55 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) servicesmartphone shipments surged +64% annually in China during the fourth quarter of 2012. Android and Android forks together accounted for a record volume of all smartphones shipped in China last year. Apple iOS followed in second place. More analysis can be downloaded by clients here.


December 12, 2012 23:52 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the UK handset market grew +6% year-on-year in Q3 2012, reversing the previous quarter’s decline, as Samsung’s continued strength combined with the launch of the new Apple iPhone a month earlier than in 2011 to boost Q3 handset shipments. This published report, available to clients, tracks handset vendor shipments and marketshare at the four major UK operators -- O2, Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and Three -- from Q1 2009 to Q3 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level.


December 12, 2012 23:48 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the German handset market grew by +4% year-on-year in Q3 2012, almost the same growth rate as the previous quarter. Economic headwinds continue to affect the German market, but less so than other countries in the EU like Greece. Samsung remained comfortably the leading vendor in Germany, but lost some marketshare, sequentially, to Apple following the launch of the iPhone 5. Meanwhile, Nokia inched up for the first time in nearly two years. This published report, available to clients, tracks quarterly handset vendor market share at the four major German operators -- T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 and E-Plus -- from Q1 2009 to Q3 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level.


December 12, 2012 23:43 nmawston

According to our Country Share Tracker (CST) service, the French mobile phone market grew a modest +1% year-over-year in Q3 2012. Handset shipment growth has been flat in France for two quarters now, as the country continues to struggle for economic growth. Samsung dominates in France, while Sony and LG are showing tentative signs of improvement. Free, a low-cost operator, continues to shake up the market. This published report, available to clients, tracks handset vendor market share at the four major French operators -- Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile -- from Q1 2009 to Q3 2012. The report is an important tool for measuring the health of individual handset brands at the operator level (e.g. Apple at Free).