The latest data from Kantar "shows 25% of iPhone 12 models were bought for ‘5G capability’ across major Markets and significantly over-indexed vs. the average smartphone bought", with the iPhone 11 still very popular and Samsung's sales share also up by 2.3%.
About 1.1 million Australian consumers aged 16 and above have indicated that they are very likely to buy a 5G-enabled smartphone when they next upgrade, with a further 2.9 million indicating that they would be somewhat likely to do so.
Google's mobile operating system Android has increased its share of the Australian market in the first three months of 2019, growing from 61% in March 2018 to 63.5% in March 2019, the global research agency Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says.
The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar reveals a mixed performance for Android in the three months ending June 2018 worldwide, but Apple's OS sales share is up and down too.
The latest smartphone OS data shows iOS making an overall share gain in the top five European markets, with strong results in Spain, Germany, China, Japan and Australia.
Apple's iPhone has done extremely well in some countries, with Kantar stating Apple "is now back on form", but while it still reports "mixed performance" in some areas, too, Chinese Android users are switching to iPhone.
Noting the lack of an iPhone X model in October hurting iOS market share on nearly a global basis, Kantar also points to "Chinese challengers" being "squeezed out in home market".
The latest Kantar data for the Australian telco market share shows the pre-paid sector up 4.5% vs a year ago to 35.7%, with over 75% on a "recharge as needed" tariff type, with competition intensifying.
Samsung has seen a return to sales form, often thanks to sales promotions, with Apple still strong and growing in most places, while Chinese Android brands jostle competitively.
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Kantar has released its carrier share figures for the Australian consumer mobile market up to June 2017, and as usual, the game of carrier share numbers has changed.
In the three months ending May 2017, iOS performance proved strong in the US, Australia, and Japan, with Android making strong gains in the UK, Germany, and France, with little year-on-year movement in China.
Kantar Worldpanel Comtech’s latest OS marketshare stats have arrived, revealing gains for iOS in most markets except China and Japan, where iOS fell, with a big gain for Android in China but a big loss in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are unlikely to be iPhone killers if past statistics are any guide, Lauren Guenveur, consumer insight director for Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, says.
Android's share of the urban China market in the three months ending February 2017 was more than at any time in the previous year, with 86.4% of smartphone sales, compared to 77.1% in the corresponding period for the previous year.
The world is being split into two camps, one that uses iOS and the other Android, according to the latest Monthly Mobile Operating System Barometer report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Kantar has reported that iOS is making gains in Australia and Europe’s big five markets while Android remains "dominant" in China.
Android remains the dominant ecosystem across the world, but Apple’s iPhone remains the most desirable smartphone in the world.
A solid 5.2% US market share increase for iOS during Q3 2016 to 34.2% as Android US share falls, but both iOS and Android made gains in Europe.
Android has grown in most markets with "increased demand for lower-cost" devics, while iPhone SE sales are "strong" in the UK.
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