Jul 30, 2020

Huawei takes top spot in global phone shipments for first time

Huawei has become the biggest vendor of smartphones in the world for the first time, according to analysts' estimates. Huawei phones have also struggled to appeal to Western markets because they do not have Google-made apps, which are banned due to US trade restrictions. The lack of integration with Google's popular apps on Huawei phones is likely to put off some smartphone buyers. Huawei has responded by building its own app store solution, which The Register reports now has some 81,000 apps aimed at Westerners, and more than 70 million European users. The analysts expect that Huawei's grip on the top spot will be temporary.

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