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Help This Company?

Help This Company?

HTC was the first manufacturer to launch a smartphone with Android system in September 2008 and had a long history of cooperating with Google, including the production of the first Nexus (2010) and first Google Pixel (2016) device. Although it was once the direct competitor of Apple, Nokia and Samsung back in 2011 (15% of market share worldwide as of 2011), HTC has been experiencing enormous ups and downs in the smartphone market.

HTC does not own any hardware technologies of a phone (e.g. CPU, ROM, RAM, display etc). On the other hand, competitors have lots of advantages in this. Samsung has its own production line of AMOLED displays, RAM, SoC (System on a chip) and camera sensors. Huawei and Xiaomi produce their own SoC. Sony monopolizes the camera sensor market etc. Without any specific technologies and having a lack of innovation in recent years, HTC solely depends on purchasing hardware from other manufacturers to make their phones, which results in heavy critic…