Smartphone Shipments to Grow 5% in 2016

Canalys has a new press release where they say Smartphone shipments to grow 5% in 2016. This is despite the fact that Apple is expected to see its first annual decline.

canalyssmartphonebyregion

It’s interesting that while most of the growth will be outside established markets, EMEA and North America will still see a slight growth.

We are now in a stable phase where iOS and Android market shares are likely to stay roughly as now. This provides some medium term stability for mobile app developers choosing their mobile platforms.