The global smartphone shipment volume will reach nearly 2 billion units in 2018 with a CAGR (Compound Average Growth Rate) of 18.7 percent for the period 2012 - 2018. Among all mobile platforms, Android continues to account for the largest share of around 76.4 percent in 2013, according to Taiwan'sMarket Intelligence & Consulting Institute. Although Microsoft'sNokia acquisition has been marked as a major step of Microsoft to integrate software and hardware capabilities, the deal is not able to alter the fact that Windows Phone ecosystem is still far from achieving the widespread use. Furthermore, the willingness of existing phone partners to continue working with Microsoft is likely to be affected as well. Meanwhile, Apple's pricing strategy reveals that it is still not aggressive in the low-price smartphone market and its market share loss is likely to continue. Android's dominance in the high and low-price smartphone market segments is likely to remain with a large number of applications available. Regarding wireless 4G, in anticipation of China's TD-LTE licenses to be released by year-end 2013, three major Chinese telecom operators will all devote to investing 4G networks, thereby helping the TD-LTE industry to take off. Taiwanese makers in small cells, routers, dongles, and key components are likely to become China's 4G suppliers. In the FDD-LTE industry, several leading auto makers have begun integrating a build-in LTE auto device to deliver integrated telematics multimedia solutions. Telematics consoles that provide wireless interfaces for mobile devices are expected to become the next development focus in 2014.