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Huawei threatens Apple's position in China

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Although Apple controls alone about 25 percent of the Chinese smartphone market, Huawei has recently seen a solid growth and might overtake the Cupertino giant by the end of the year.
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While analysts were talking about Xiaomi and Huawei overtaking Apple in China's smartphone market one year ago, now it looks like Apple is still losing ground. While fragmentation of the Android market allowed the Cupertino-based company to lead the Chinese market when facing other individual companies, it looks like Huawei might grab the crown soon.

According to smartphone sales data from Kantar for the three-month period ending in January, "Apple’s iOS continued to grow share in urban China, though the rate of that growth was the slowest since late 2014." Apple gained a solid 25 percent market share during the period, while Huawei closed the gap to less than one percent, controlling 24.3 percent. As expected, the third position belongs to Xiaomi, who dropped more than 10 percent compared to one year ago.

Worldwide, Huawei climbed from less than 5 percent in 2014 to 14 percent in early 2016. This happened without even having a solid presence in the US, but after a successful start in multiple markets across Europe. Huawei managed to climb to second place in Spain, Italy, and Germany last year.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5436 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-12 (Update: 2016-03-12)