Damn nokia bounced back at the end.
Let's hope HTC doesn't dissappear, hopefully it's aquisition will mean google software (and support), HTC build quality and modern designs.
SZtadir, 15 Oct 2017How's the popularity measured here anyway? It can't be sales number, then Huawei would triumph... moreI'm sure you are talking about the early 2000's because iPhone is not a patch of what they used to be. Android is on the rise and IOS is declining with speed and sales is the proof of it, or you can call it market share if you want to.
How's the popularity measured here anyway? It can't be sales number, then Huawei would triumph over Xiaomi by a long margin. Apple would have the biggest part of the chart.
Noice. The graph is missing Siemens. Do you remember them? They had REALLY good phones back in the days. Makes me wish they stuck at making them. I'm sure their smartphones would have been amazing, and great value - at least in Europe.
Original Nokia is a classic case of over confidence. They took for granted that whatever they do will be accepted. But that actually dig their grave.
Apple is keeping complete control over it's products, but it is not overconfident, like Nokia. The thing that helps them is - sole player ( rather use word master ) in iOS.
Motorola's is an unfortunate case.
HTC tried following Apple , but they are not alone in Android world ( while Apple is sole player). This has caused their decline. May be Google partnership reap something positive outcome.
Samsung,LG and SONY have huge diversity in their business portfolio. They are also manufacturer and supplier for most of important hardware components. They will still remain in business someway or the other.
One+ will see decline soon. Till now it's keeping distance from it's siblings ( OPPO VIVO) but sooner or later their strategy of hype will dig up it's grave. Plus the blame of personal data collection of users will surely give a bad hit. If not hype, they might have met same fate like yolla and it's sailfish ( and one time partner - cynogenmod )
Xiaomi will go long way, as it is more original, no hype and solid delivery of products.
Huwawei is trying hard, but it will never be a trusted brand.
Blackberry and Microsoft did same mistakes like Nokia and ceased to exist.
OPPO VIVO GIONEE may be doing huge sales in numbers, but actually it's only crap they sell. They will exist as third tier brands, even if they make their products out of gold and diamonds.
Seriously what is the point of this. Every companies have their ups and downs even apple wasn't doing well before the iPhone launch.
I don't agree about the more variety, for me most smartphone look the same, have almost the same spec, most of them use the same OS, and now Windows Phone is dead there is less choice, Blackberry using Andriod means less choice, but at least they have keyboards.
So called "dumbphones" have more variety than smartphones, different kind form factors, many platforms.
How is the graph read? Is the widest brand the biggest(as in the most market share)?
It looks like 2012-2013 was the period with the most variety.
Nokia and Blackberry were just on the verge of dying, as newcomers Xiaomi, Huawei and OnePlus made a dent in the marketshare. If there's one thing to take away from this, the smartphone industry did have a revolution but this wasn't because of Apple.
It was actually from Google who crafted Android and Google's Mobile Services (especially in 2009 with Android 2.1) which allowed any OEM to get into the market with relative ease. It was essentially a case of Android versus Symbian, and we know how that turned out. I have a feeling Nokia could've done much much better had they announced Symbian 2.0 and instead used an open-source Linux backbone with the Qt-language, but addressed the issue of fragmentation that plagues the Android-ecosystem. They did have a decent HERE maps, Xpress Music and OVI Mobile services too. And to counter Gmail, Google and YouTube, they could've used Yahoo, Dailymotion/Vimeo and Wolfram/Yahoo.