Technology: Huawei overtakes Apple to become 2nd biggest smartphone company
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Technology: Huawei overtakes Apple to become 2nd biggest smartphone company

Huawei Technologies Co has overtaken Apple Inc to get the number two spot in the smartphones market, and close to displacing Samsung as the number one.

Huawei has been having a steady growth over Apple Inc and Samsung with its much received high-end devices, especially in the Chinese market, Bloomberg reports.

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It should, however, be noted that the iPhone maker and Samsung also enjoyed a bit of market stabilisation after they had a disappointing outing during the holiday period.

Reports have it that despite the relative market stability that both Apple and Samsung had, Huawei should get to the second spot throughout the rest of the year 2019.

“The overall smartphone market continues to be challenged in almost all areas, yet Huawei was able to grow shipments by 50 percent.

“This new ranking of Samsung, Huawei, and Apple is very likely what we’ll see when 2019 is all said and done,” Ryab Reith, the vice president of IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers, said.

This new ranking came after Huawei faced a damning accusation that it aided Chinese spying earlier this year.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Chris Hughes, the co-founder of facebook who helped it transform from a dorm-room project into a real business, is now calling for the company to be broken up.

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Hughes said this in an opinion article published in the New York Times on Thursday, May 9, adding that Mark Zukerberg has unchecked power more than “anyone else in the private sector or in government”.

The co-founder said that regulators should look into the company and break it up, adding that Zukerberg has sacrificed civility for clicks. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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