Samsung has widened its lead over Apple in mobile phone shipments in the second quarter, said IDC.
The global mobile phone market grew only 1 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2012, IDC said Thursday. Samsung and Apple shipped almost half of the world's smartphones.
Samsung and Apple have more than doubled their combined market share over the past two years, IDC said.
"Samsung employs a 'shotgun' strategy wherein many models are created that cover a wide range of market segments. Apple, in contrast, offers a small number of high-profile models," said Kevin Restivo, … Read more