Featured Chart: Worldwide Smartphone Adoption by Vendor, 2014 Q3

Vendors shipped a total of 327.6 million units during the third quarter of 2014, an 8.7% increase from 301.3 million units in the second quarter. This marks the second consecutive quarter in which global smartphone shipments surpassed 300 million units. It's a 25.2% increase from a year ago when 261.7 million units were shipped. The growth can be attributed to new product releases and an increased emphasis on emerging markets.

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