In 1989, there were 4 million mobile subscribers worldwide. In 2009 it is 4.6 billion, en route to 6 billion anticipated for 2013. According to the International Telecommunication Union, the mobile phone was the most rapidly adopted technology of all history. Subscribers paid $20,000 to have such a telephony system. In the 1970s and 1980s, countries like Japan and Sweden made their own technologies. By the end of the 1980s, technology was developed in almost all countries. Below is top 10 mobile company in the world.
The Samsung Group was formed in 1938 by Lee Byung-chul (1910-1987). In 1951, this company changed to Samsung Corporation. Samsung Electronics was formed in 1969 in Daegu, South Korea under the name Samsung Electric Industries which initially produced electronic devices such as TVs, calculators, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. In 1981, the company produced more than 10 million black and white TVs. In 1988, the company joined Samsung Semiconductor & Communications.
Previously, Nokia Corporation was a company focused mainly on the manufacture of mobile phones, being a world leader in this sector between 1998 and 2011. However, in his later years as a mobile phone manufacturer, it suffered a decline in market share as a result of the increasing use of smartphones from other providers. As a result, the share price fell from a maximum of $40 in 2007 to less than $3 in 2012. In February of 2011, Nokia Corporation established a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corporation, as part of which all Nokia Corporation smartphones would incorporate Windows Phone. After this agreement, Nokia became the main provider of smartphones with Windows Phone.
On June 29, 2015, Xiaomi, a cell phone giant, arrived in Brazil through partnerships. Its official store was run by B2W Digital, which also sold branded handsets by its companies, Lojas Americanas, Submarino and Shoptime. Xiaomi products were also marketed by Walmart, Webfones and CNOVA. Bet on the development of a wide range of consumer electronics. After approximately one year of its arrival in Brazil, the company stopped bringing its launches, giving signs that it had no plans to continue acting in the country. Xiaomi ended its activities in Brazil in the second half of 2016. Since then, consumers of the Chinese brand need to look for other ways to purchase products, such as imports.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Shenzhen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China is the largest telecommunication equipment and communication network supplier company in China and the world. Huawei Technologies is a high-tech private company founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei, specializing in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of telecommunications equipment and providing solutions for telecommunications operators. Huawei serves 35 of the top 50 telecom operators and invests 10 percent of its annual income in R&D.
In 2005, Lenovo purchased the IBM PC Division. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, home to the extinct ThinkPad group of IBM. It has in its product portfolio the well-known Think-to-Use desktops and laptops, and the Idea line - with entertainment (audio and video) features aimed at the retail consumer. In October 2011, Lenovo announced an alliance with third-party notebook and PC vendor Compal Eletronics. The $300 million venture triggered a sharp increase in Lenovo's shares by 11.2% on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
In January 2007, Apple entered the mobile phone market by introducing the iPhone, which was released on June 29, 2007 in the US. At the same time, the name of the company will also be trimmed by removing the word Computer to represent the diversification of the company's products. However, in 2011, the CEO of Apple was replaced by Tim Cook, due to the resignation of Steve Jobs from his position on August 24, 2011. Then, on October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs, who was the former CEO and founder of Apple, died of pancreatic cancer.
The company was first formed in 1958 under the name GoldStar, and produces radios, TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, elevators and air conditioners. LG Group is a combination of 2 Korean companies, namely Lucky and Goldstar, where the abbreviation LG is obtained. In 1995, GoldStar changed its name to LG Electronics, and bought Zenith Electronics. The products are cellphones and notebooks (since 2008, previously produced by Digital Media) with well-known icons, al Chocholate, Shine, Secret and Cookies and X-Notes for notebooks.
Vivo is a Chinese manufacturer of high-end smartphones. In 2016, it ranks sixth among world manufacturers. The company was founded in 2009 as a branch of the parent company BBK Electronics. The Chinese brand has experienced international growth since 2014 in Thai, Indian, Malaysian and other Asian markets such as Pakistan in 2017.
The first pixel devices that Google advertises as Made by Google, but manufactured by HTC, were much more expensive than the previous Nexus devices. The first pixel and Pixel XL have an aluminum housing incorporating a 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz Snapdragon 821. Via a USB-C connection, the permanently installed battery can be charged with 2.77 Ah or 3.45 Ah with 18 W. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the case. One year after the launch of the first pixel smartphone, Google introduced the successor Pixel 2 (XL) as part of its own event. Both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are made despite the recurring slogan Made by Google but also this time not by Google itself, but by HTC and LG.
TCL Corporation, commonly called TCL, is a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer that is headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and sells consumer electronic products which include televisions, cellular phones, air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, and small electrical appliances. TCL became the 25th largest consumer electronics manufacturer in the world in 2010 and the third largest television producer in the world based on market share in 2013.
Oppo Electronics is an electrical product manufacturing company in China. Its head office is located in Dongguan, Guangdong. The company produces electrical equipment, such as smartphones, Blu-ray players, etc. Oppo company was established in 2004 and in 2016, the name OPO (OPPO) is registered worldwide as the brand name.
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. (formerly Sony Ericsson) is a multinational mobile phone manufacturing company based in Tokyo, Japan and Lund, Sweden and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It was established on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, under the name Sony Ericsson. Sony acquired Ericsson's share in the company on February 16, 2012.
Coolpad is a Chinese company, the first largest smartphone maker in China as of 2013. The headquarters is located in the city of Shenzhen. In the period from January to June 2012, the company produced 10.4% of the global smartphone market. In the first quarter of 2013, Coolpad became the 9th largest smartphone maker in the world, delivering 6.8 million devices, thus surpassing BlackBerry and Nokia.
HTC Corporation, formerly known as High Tech Computer Corporation, is a Taiwanese producer of smartphones that run on Windows Phone and Android. The shares are listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. The company was founded in 1997 by Cher Wang and Peter Chou. At the start of its existence, HTC manufactured PDAs for other brands such as QTEK and Dopod. Later HTC also launched mobile devices under its own brand name. HTC's first own devices were running on Windows Mobile, where as time went by it would increasingly switch to Android.
OnePlus is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The headquarters are based in Shenzhen in China. Aside from mainland China, the company serves 42 countries and regions around the world from March 2016. OnePlus was founded on December 16, 2013 by former Oppo Deputy Directors Pete Lau and Carl Pei. According to Chinese government documentation, Oppo is the sole shareholder in OnePlus. Although Lau first denied that OnePlus is a subsidiary of Oppo, when they released the regulations they admitted that OnePlus is owned by Oppo. OnePlus announced its first smartphone, the OnePlus One on April 23, 2014. After this, the OnePlus Silver Bullets were announced, which are for sale at a very reasonable price.
BenQ-Siemens was a joint venture founded in 2005 by Siemens and BenQ. Previously, Siemens was a well-known manufacturer of mobile phones, among other things, but because this led to a loss, this division was sold to Asian electronics manufacturer BenQ. The former Siemens part went bankrupt in September 2006, after the parent company had stopped financing. BenQ is an Acer branch that became independent under the name BenQ in 2001.
Dell Inc. is an American computer manufacturer based in Round Rock, Texas. In addition to producing personal computers (in which they are one of the largest in the world and market leader in the United States), Dell also produces servers, workstations, hardware for networks, PDAs, software, television sets, monitors, printers and until the end of 2012 smartphones. Now no longer associated with mobile phones.
Ericsson is a Swedish manufacturer of telecommunication equipment, founded in 1876 as a repair shop for telegraph equipment by Lars Magnus Ericsson. In the early 20th century, Ericsson dominated the market for manual telephone exchanges, but it was late with the introduction of automatic exchanges. The world's largest manual telephone exchange, for 60,000 lines, was installed by Ericsson in 1916 in Moscow. In the 90s, it had a market share of 35-40 percent of mobile phone systems. Ericsson is no longer associated with mobile phones.
Karbonn Mobiles has a strategic partnership with Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited. The Karbonn Sparkle V is one of the first Android One phones produced by Karbonn Mobiles in collaboration with Google. Karbonn launched the Karbonn K9 Virat on August 26, 2016 in India. The device had a 5.5 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
Lava International is an Indian based mobile cell phone company located in Noida in the National Capital Region. In 2009, the company was renamed Lava International. The company launched the world's first Intel based chip-based smartphone. Founded by Hari Om Rai, Sunil Bhalla, Shailendra Nath Rai and Vishal Sehgal. In 2014, Lava released its flagship smartphone, Iris Pro 30, and became the lead in the Iris Pro series.
Micromax is a telecommunications company based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. This is a wireless telephone handset seller. Micromax has 23 domestic offices all over the country and international offices in Hong Kong, United States, Dubai and now Nepal. According to the quantities of units sent during the quarter ended March 31, 2010, Micromax is the largest company of Indian domestic mobile handsets and the largest mobile handset seller in India on March 31, 2010.
Panasonic Corporation, until October 1, 2008 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., is a Japanese electronics conglomerate and also the world's largest producer of electronics. The company is known throughout the world mainly for its main brand Panasonic. The company is based in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. In 2014 it had around 250,000 employees, three-fifths of whom work outside of Japan. The company was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita. The very first products of the company were lamps, which were sold from 1927 under the trade name National. In May 1949 the company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and in 1971 a listing on the New York Stock Exchange followed. Mid 2013 the listing in New York ended after more than 40 years.
Koninklijke Philips NV, commonly known as Philips, is one of the largest and most important technology companies in the world. It is primarily focused on the electronics and healthcare sectors. Its main offices are in Amsterdam and in other cities in the Netherlands. At the end of 2016, its total sales amounted to 24,516 million euros with a workforce of 114,731 workers. Philips is listed on the Euronext NV Stock Exchange and is part of the STOXX Europe 50 stock index, sharing this index with the best companies in Europe. It is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Philips had one of the world's leading research laboratories in Eindhoven between 1914 and 2001, where it has created world trends with innovative products such as cassette, CD, DCC, CD-ROM, video, DVD and blu-ray. This laboratory was known as "NatLab" which derives from the Dutch expression "Natuurkundig Laboratorium", which could be translated as "Laboratory of natural sciences".