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Canalys: 300 million 'smart mobile devices' shipped globally in last quarter

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 May 2013 22:17 User comments (2)

Canalys: 300 million 'smart mobile devices' shipped globally in last quarter According to research firm Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices were shipped in the first quarter, a huge growth rate of 37.4 percent year-over-year.
Google's Android remained king for operating systems, with 59.5 percent share of the devices shipped. Apple took 19.3 percent between iOS and OS X and Microsoft took 18.1 percent share with its Windows 8 and Windows Phone device.

While those numbers may seem odd, it is because of how Canalys defines a "smart mobile device;" notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

Notebook shipments decreased to 50.5 million units, smartphones grew to 216.3 million and tablets grew to 41.9 million.

On an OEM basis, Samsung unsurprisingly took first place with 26.6 percent share, followed by Apple at 19.3 percent and Lenovo at 5 percent.

For smartphones, Android accounted for 75.6 percent of all units shipped and for tablets iPads accounted for 46.4 percent, although its share continues to fall.

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2 user comments

111.5.2013 5:00

I thought notebook shipments are decreasing? Or is that desktops?

211.5.2013 16:04

Originally posted by PraisesToAllah:
I thought notebook shipments are decreasing? Or is that desktops?
Typo updated. Notebook shipments did indeed decrease again this year.

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