The Android platform tops the list in sales of smartphone operating systems for the first quarter of 2011, according to a report by market researcher Gartner. Total smartphone sales accounted for 23.6 percent of global handset units overall, and various phones sporting Google's Android OS took 36 percent of that market. They sold more than 36.3 million units in the quarter.
Android dominates the worldwide smartphone market, running on 75 percent of all smartphones shipped throughout the globe in the third quarter, IDC reported. Samsung continued to hold sway over the Android market, but its market share slipped because of competition from a multitude of smaller vendors. Apple's iOS came in a poor second, shipping on 26.9 million smartphones in Q3 2012.
“Android continues to fire on all cylinders,” notes IDC senior research analyst Ramon Llamas in IDC’s just released report on smartphone operating system market share for the second quarter of 2012. The report reveals Android powered smartphones accounted for 68.1% of all smartphones shipped during the second quarter.
Despite passing 300k apps mark, and some really high quality devices on the high- and low-end from Nokia, Windows Phone is struggling to take off. Shipments by market share and volume shrunk for Windows Phone.
Blackberry took a cliff dive, but that was expected.
iOS increased its share by volume, but market share shrunk.
Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year period.
The global smartphone market shipped one billion units in a single year for the first time, with Samsung as the leading vendor, according to a new report by research firm IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Neither fact will come as a surprise if you follow quarterly reports about the mobile market.
Samsung presented the Youm brand of flexible displays at CES, but could LG bring their own flexible displays to market before them? According to the Korea Times, LG has flexible displays for next-generation smartphones and tablets that can be twisted and bent.
More proof, if proof were needed, that Apple needs a low cost iPhone to get its smartphone momentum mojo back: Cupertino’s share of the global smartphone market fell to its lowest for three years in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics, with just 31.2 million iPhones shipped in the quarter and Apple’s second place ranking declining to a 14% market share — this despite the overall
Echoing earlier research, Gartner announced today that worldwide sales of tablets in 2013 totaled 195.4 million units with Android laying claim to 62% of the market. The big beneficiary of Android’s growth, driven by users snapping up smaller, lower-end devices, was Samsung who sold just over 37 million units.