Presently, mobile communication users accounts to as much as 50% of the total world’s population. Last four years and especially 2013 saw a tremendous growth in mobile subscribers leaving the total mobile subscribers at 3.2 billion. 2013 was recognized as the first year when the sale of smartphones outsold the feature phones (non-smartphones).
Sale of smartphones is surging strongly all over the world with around 1 billion smartphones sold only in the year 2013 demarcating heavily in percentile up around 1.2% in comparison with the year 2012. Samsung is recognized as the world leader in the manufacturing and sale of smartphones beating Apple with almost double figures.
Developing regions are the major drivers of mobile connections and subscribers growth. China overtaking US, emerges out as the top market for smartphone sales. With western economies coming to the saturation point in terms of smartphone usage otherdeveloping regions like India, Brazil , Indonesia and Russia seems to depict strong smartphone market trend in the coming time period accounting for more than 50% of the total smartphone sales all over the world.It is the steep fall in the prices of the smartphones that led to the growth of smartphone industry in the developing areas.
Android rules the operating system in the smartphones in the year 2013 and is expected to remain so till 2017.
The 1 billion mark being already beaten in the sale of smartphones in the year 2013, the world smartphone market is estimated to cross 3 billion mark by 2018. The mobile industry being 2% of the world’s GDP, in the coming time the cheap smartphones are going to dominate and push the headset sale in the coming years.