Infographic: Smartphone Vendor History
We created this simple infographic to give you a quick glimpse of (almost) all of the global players in the smartphone industry.
While some companies such as Nokia started out over a century ago as a milling company in 1865, it was only in 2002 where they first introduced the modern day smartphone. Check out the infographic below to see who are the players and how long have they been making smartphones.
As you can see, the smartphone is still a fairly new device with just a little over a decade in development. It was only during the time after the Open Handset Alliance of 2007 where Android became the flagship mobile operating system and soon became the dominant OS.
A few brands did not survive, with Palm biting the dust even before the smartphone wars even erupted. Other big names struggled – the likes of Nokia and Motorola used to be giants of the industry — and soon died or sold off in parts.
The landscape is more diverse now with dozens of competing brands. But, who knows, the next decade could reveal another totally new picture.