The first two weeks of the new year have seen Apple’s earnings fall dramatically and Google’s Android handset unit fall sharply.
While both have struggled in the past few months, both are expected to outperform analysts’ expectations in the coming months, according to Next Big Futures’ analyst predictions.
As for the rest of the world, the US is expected to continue its dominance as the world’s largest smartphone market with a strong mix of Android-powered devices, according the firm.
In China, where Google has been the dominant smartphone player for several years, Apple’s share is expected rise, while the number of devices running Android is expected drop, according Toei Animation.
Apple will also continue to dominate in China, which accounts for nearly 60 percent of the global smartphone market.
Apple’s smartphone market share is projected to grow to 30 percent, and its market share in the hardware space is expected grow to 70 percent, Toei said.
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