Companies want to make profits. Market share does not matter if Apple and Samsung are losing ground in countries where most users cannot afford their phones and the margins that have made both of those companies successful.
This is just the beginning not Q1 story...their market share will continue to slide for years to come...China is now the laregst economy in the world (according to the Economist) and tend to favour local suppliers, surprise, surprise...and support export to emerging markets in Africa etc...Apple and Samsung need to invent a new gadget that will be purchased by billions...Kris
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.