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Android now up to 75 percent market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Nov 2012 0:50 User comments (2)

Android now up to 75 percent market share Android has now convincingly destroyed its rivals in global smartphone market share.
According to IDC's figures for the Q3 2012, Android now controls a full 75 percent market share, beating out iOS which is in second at 14.9 percent. BlackBerry remained in third, but a distant so, at 4.3 percent.

Windows Phone accounted for 2 percent (including the old Windows Mobile) with Symbian and all others taking the remaining scraps.

In total, smartphone shipments totaled 181.1 million, with Google's OS reaching a quarterly record of 136 million.

Perhaps most notably, Android shipments saw 91.5 percent growth from the same period last year, where the OS had 57.5 percent share. The trend was strong for iOS, as well, with Apple's OS shipments 57.3 percent year-over-year.

BlackBerry and Symbian collapsed, as expected, as both OS continue their trend of heading to 0.

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2 user comments

14.11.2012 8:54

Good bye Symbian. You were awesome. Rest in piece.

24.11.2012 11:06

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Good bye Symbian. You were awesome. Rest in piece.
amen to that and hello android!

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