New data from research firm Gartner shows that Samsung owned 24.4 percent of the smartphone market worldwide in the third quarter, down from 32 percent a year earlier.
CNET goes over the hits and misses that helped define our year in smartphones.
The game console will cost about $468 in China, and the company says it has already signed up 70 third-party software developers to create games.
The company says it was able to double the amount of shipments on the premium side of the market and that it shipped nearly 17 million units worldwide in the third quarter.
Google's mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs.
With the new iPhones not yet available in China, individuals are scooping them up through other sources and then reselling them at high prices, says Bloomberg.
Amazon is offering some impressive deals on its in-house Kindle readers, Fire tablets and Fire phones during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend.
Global shipments drop in third quarter despite rebound in North America and Western Europe and tablet saturation, market researchers report.
Some of India's biggest brick-and-mortar retail chains are refusing to sell Android One devices, due to Google's handling of online sales, as well as low profit margins, says a report.
Tech research firm Gartner also says the number of smartwatch shipments will quadruple next year to 40 million, with as many as half coming from Apple.