Samsung continues to be the No. 1 smartphone brand in the world, according to a GlobalWebIndex report, released in Jan. 2015. As of end of 2014, Samsung’s Android smartphone sold more than 500.6 million handsets, compared to its closest competitor, Apple’s iPhone, which has sold 272.9 million smartphone handsets, while Nokia sold 231.8 million units and Sony sold 138.1 million units.
Meanwhile, Android smartphone makers LG, Huawei, HTC and Lenovo have been making strides with less expensive phones, sold around the world and to some degree, the developing world, attempting to capture the opportunity to reach the 4.4 million people on the planet who do not have access to the Internet.
For more information, or to download the executive summary of the 2015 Global Digital Media Trendbook, go to http://www.wnmn.org.