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Mobile technology companies from China are making a splash

These firms are now looking to the Gulf region as one where there could be a wealth of opportunities.

Chinese mobile technology manufacturers are now starting to turn the ripples they’ve been creating in the industry into some rather promising waves, particularly after Lenovo managed to implement a similar strategy in 2013 in order to gain a top spot in the PC sector.

Recent research is now showing that smartphone manufacturers are aiming to replicate that achievement.

The Gartner research firm has said that Lenovo, Huawei, TCL, XIaomi, ZTE and Oppo have all made their way into the top ten ranks. Moreover, some of those mobile technology companies from China have established regional headquarters in Dubai. This only underscores the idea that those businesses have been looking toward the Gulf region as one of their next opportunities for advancement. Among those companies, Huawei has established itself as the third largest smartphone maker, with Lenovo in fourth place and with the fifth place holder being Xiaomi.

It is only recently that Huawei has started to take a more serious stance in mobile technology.

Mobile Technology SplashThe majority of the revenues generated by Huawei have been in networking equipment. However, more recently, it has become a much more important player in making smartphones. In fact, it was the only manufacturer to have seen year over year growth of over 70 percent in third quarter shipments. Comparatively, the growth seen by Samsung during that period was 14.61 percent and that of Apple was not that much higher, at 20.62 percent.

According to the Huawei Middle East vice president, Pan En, “In the area of consumer electronics, we are especially proud of the stellar growth we’ve seen globally and the increased demand for our mid- to high-end devices.” Similarly, the Lenovo Gulf general manager, Mohammad Hilili explained that the Gulf region is and has been quite a strategic location for quite some time now.

Hilili pointed out that “We launched our first tablet and smartphone in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Then we expanded to other countries. We see a lot of potential in Dubai, especially being a hub.” Equally, he said that the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are two of the primary reasons that are foundations behind some of the strong mobile technology growth being recorded by Lenovo.

Technology news shows Android and iOS make up 9 out of 10 devices

technology news Estimates reveal that these two operating systems have a 91 percent control over the market.

Analysts from the International Data Corporation have revealed their latest technology news estimates following the sales of mobile devices in the fourth quarter of 2012, which have shown that Android and iOS made up 91.1 percent of all smartphone sales.

This shows that nine out of every ten devices is based on Google or Apple’s operating system.

Between those two companies, the technology news for Android is the most positive, as it is that operating system that holds the top spot. In fact, during the last quarter of last year, almost 69 percent of all smartphone sales were devices that ran on Google’s mobile operating system. There were approximately 500 million smartphones sold based on Android in 2012. At the same time, Apple sold approximately 136 million devices, giving it a 19 percent share of the smartphone market.

The technology news for Apple was greatest in Western markets.

The reason that its numbers increased as quickly as they did wasn’t because of any top technology news releases such as because of a brand new device. Though the excitement related to the iPhone 5 release did contribute, many of the device sales were of the iPhone 4 and 4S, which had lower prices when they were no longer the latest devices from the manufacturer.

In terms of the market share held by other companies, the sale of BlackBerry devices dipped by over 36 percent last year. It should be noted that the recovery of that company did not happen until after this study was complete, as the BlackBerry 10 was only released within the last few weeks. It is, therefore, difficult to gauge the current position of that operating system in the grand scheme.

Microsoft phones were estimated to be at the bottom of the top four operating systems. Their latest technology news statistics placed their market share at 2.5 percent during the last quarter of 2012. It remains difficult to determine where the market shares will be by the end of this year, as considerable partnerships and releases will certainly occur between now and that time.