Where does the balance of power lie now geographically for mobile tech and innovation?

North America57%




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VP Software Development in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I read the question as innovation around mobile.  N. America is behind other parts of the world with 5G adoption.
Head of Professional Services in Software, 51 - 200 employees
CTO, 10,001+ employees
Very interesting question. When I started my career with Motorola, the balance was strongly in the US, because Motorola was the number one player in the world. Then when the first two digital phones came, the balance of power shifted to Europe, with Nokia and Ericsson leading the charge.

Later on, when the iPhone came, the whole thing shifted back to the US to the west coast. So it was the US Midwest, then it went to Central Europe and then it was back in the US where it is today.

Apple and Google also helped democratize the whole application space through the app stores and that enables anyone--in India, China or Japan--to create applications right on top of their platforms to the benefit of the entire ecosystem. I think it is very difficult to dislodge such a powerful ecosystem and the network effect that Apple and Google have today.
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Director of IT in Finance (non-banking), 1,001 - 5,000 employees

I think Samsung combined with other Asian brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivi are leading the world in terms of volume. Other players such Huawei as well are picking up and already dominating some markets in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees

Their market share will likely increase by the latest sanctions to Russia and Belarus. Since Apple stop selling there, other vendors will try to fill in the gap.


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