August 27, 2015:IDC predicts smartphone growth will slow in 2015

IDC predicts smartphone growth will slow in 2015

The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5% in 2014 to 10.4% in 2015, and 5.1% by 2019. Its report also suggests that the status quo for smartphone platforms will continue: it thinks Android’s market share of shipments will be 81.1% this year, and exactly the same in 2019.

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