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One billion and counting

The number of smartphones shipped worldwide passed the 1 billion mark for the first time last year.

smartphone shipments grew 29% to 1.2 billion units in 2014
smartphone shipments grew 29% to 1.2 billion units in 2014

According to mobile analyst firm Jupiter Research, smartphone shipments grew 29% to 1.2 billion units in 2014. This includes record sales of 74.5m iPhones in Q4, up 46% on the same period in 2013, which helped Apple achieve a market share of 15% for the whole year. In contrast, Samsung reported its first annual earnings decline in 3 years, as its market share fell from 30% of shipments in 2013 to 25% in 2014

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