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Report shows Android ceding ground to iOS in the global OS market

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Counterpoint Research recently published a new report on the Global smartphone OS (Android, iOS) market share in Q4, 2022. The analysis shows that Samsung-led Android’s reach is declining in the market, helping Apple’s iOS to grow and Huawei’s HarmonyOS to emerge on the chart.

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In Q4, 2022, the global smartphone market declined by 14 percent YoY, and iOS emerged as a new player seizing the downfall to just 12 percent YoY, compared to Android’s 16 percent. Do note that Apple was the biggest smartphone seller in the fourth quarter of last year, beating the overall leader Samsung.

Global OS Market Android iOS Highlights

  • Q4 OS Market Share
    1. Android – 76 percent
    2. iOS – 22 percent
    3. HarmonyOS – 2 percent
  • The iOS’ market share reached a record high in Q4 2022
  • Apple received a boost from the launch of the iPhone 14 series
  • Decline in global smartphone sale shifting market share between iOS and Android
  • Global OS market was constantly changing in 2022, with iOS gaining & Android ceding ground

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Android

As per the recent report from Counterpoint Research, Android has surrendered its ground to Apple’s iOS in the fourth quarter of 2022. High sales of iPhones and the declining market of Samsung and other Android vendors are the key factors behind Android’s decline.

iOS

Apple’s reach is expanding in key markets including India and China in the premium segment. As more and more people prefer upgrading to iPhone, it naturally benefits iOS. The report also shows that Huawei’s decline in China is helping Apple to grab the vacant market over Android vendors.

HarmonyOS

Analysts at Counterpoint revealed that the China-exclusive HarmonyOS accounted for 2 percent of the global smartphone OS market. However, Huawei’s own-grown operating system is an 8 percent shareholder in the Chinese OS market.

Global Market – Q4, 2022

Samsung was the market leader in the overall 2022 smartphone sales (source), but Apple led the Q4 period. In the fourth quarter of last year, Samsung’s share dropped by 15.4 percent YoY, while Apple grew by a sizzling 41.6 percent QoQ, thanking the new iPhone 14 series.

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Weekly Wrap: Samsung One UI 7 feature, One UI 6.1 issues, Galaxy Z Flip 6, Watch 7, and more

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Hello and welcome to our weekly Samsung Wrap! We’re keeping it simple and interesting as we chat about the sleek Galaxy Z Flip 6, One UI 7 feature, Galaxy Watch 7, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy.

Samsung Weekly Wrap – APRIL 2024

Galaxy Z Flip 6

The anticipated Galaxy Z Flip 6 is rumored to elevate the foldable phone experience with a cover screen that could feature a 90Hz variable refresh rate. Moreover, the US variant is expected to be powered by the robust Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, a shift from the speculated Exynos chipset inclusion.

One UI 7 Feature

Samsung’s software innovation doesn’t lag behind as the Vertical App Drawer feature is currently in the works for the next-gen One UI 7, based on Android 15. This feature, part of the Samsung Home Up Good Lock module, is anticipated to offer a more streamlined and user-friendly interface.

One UI 6.1 Issue

In response to the Quick Panel issue of the One UI 6.1 update, Samsung has acknowledged the inconvenience faced by users. The tech giant is committed to fixing this in the upcoming update, ensuring a hassle-free user experience.

Galaxy Watch 7

The Galaxy Watch 7 is expected to make a significant leap with the introduction of the Exynos W1000 chipset, Samsung’s pioneering 3nm processor. This advancement promises to enhance the smartwatch’s performance and efficiency, setting a new benchmark in wearable technology.

Samsung 23 Patents

Samsung has acquired 23 magnetic record-related patents from Seagate. This move could potentially augment Samsung’s MRAM-based in-memory computing technology or mark the end of a longstanding business relationship.

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Samsung Galaxy A55 and A35 are official smartphones for FFWS Brazil 2024

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Samsung is sponsoring FFWS Brazil 2024 and announced the Galaxy A55 and Galaxy A35 as official smartphones. Samsung and Free Fire maker Garena will celebrate the partnership with in-game skins, with both official phones will be featured during the tournament broadcasts.

FFWS Brazil is the premier Free Fire championship that is divided into two states and features 18 Brazilian teams. Meanwhile, the Free Fire World Series Final Global 2024, which is the grand final of the world championship, will take place in November.

Samsung’s Galaxy A55 and A35 deliver the core Galaxy experience to a wider audience. The phones feature 6.6-inch sAMOLED displays, offering stunning HD clarity. New Exynos chips with enhanced GPU and NPU, as well as vapor chamber cooling, make it easy to enjoy your favorite games.

Apart from this, the South Korean tech giant announced the Galaxy S24 Ultra is the official smartphone of FFWS BR 2024 for its advanced gaming experience, offering the ideal specifications to enjoy the latest releases in the best possible way.

Garena Free Fire

  • It is a mobile game that brings together up to 50 players to compete in a match against each other. The last one standing wins, the Booyah!
  • Safe Zone gradually shrinks during the match, forcing players to constantly move around to confront each other in increasingly smaller spaces.
  • The dynamism of each match increases the intensity and excitement of the battles until only one winner remains.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra blows away Huawei Pura 70 Ultra with anti-reflective screen

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra supremacy continues with its one-of-its-kind anti-reflective screen. Huawei Pura 70 Ultra was in the headlines following the launch but failed to impress when compared to Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra among others.

IceUniverse posted a video showcasing the screen reflection on many flagships. The video displays the light reflection impact on the screens of OPPO Find X7 Ultra, Huawei Pura 70 Ultra, vivo X100 Pro, Xiaomi 14 Ultra, Galaxy S24 Ultra, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Huawei Pura 70 Ultra brings an innovative camera tech, but the lack of an anti-reflective screen can’t be filled with it. Apple also lags behind Samsung in terms of the most stunning screen visibility, and this trend might not be ending anytime soon!

The embedded video showcases the flashlight reflection on panels of all the tested smartphones. Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro Max and Chinese flagships including Huawei Pura 70 Ultra failed to reduce the glare of the flashlight, which the S24 Ultra significantly declined.

When tested without a flashlight, the Galaxy S24 Ultra again proved superior among all. Thanks to Corning’s exclusive glass, the OLED offers vibrant colors at full capacity. At the same time, rivals look to producing faded colors, which isn’t an OLED fault, but glass’.

Samsung and Corning partnered to develop the Gorilla Armor glass. The Galaxy S24 Ultra is the only smartphone that boasts anti-reflective glass tech, which reduces reflectance by up to 75%, enhances display readability, and minimizes screen reflection.

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