Samsung may see its dominance over the Android market challenged

One of the problems with selling Android phones is that nobody can compete with Samsung, instead they’re left with competing for the scraps. This could all change in 2014, however, as Xiaomi, a Chinese vendor, plans to ship 40 million smartphones this year.

Unless you’re Samsung, selling Android phones probably means breaking even at best and losing money at worst. While Samsung has maintained a stranglehold on the high-end Android market, dozens of vendors in emerging markets have been fighting over the leftover scraps in the low-end market. And it looks like the Android phone market is going to get even more insanely competitive in 2014 because Chinese vendor Xiaomi has announced that it plans to ship 40 million smartphones this year, or roughly double the number of phones that it shipped in 2013.

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