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Android shipments grow almost 900 percent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Aug 2010 23:41 User comments (1)

Android shipments grow almost 900 percent According to Canalys Smart Phone Analysis services, the smartphone market grew 64 percent globally year-on-year (YoY) for the Q2 2010, with Nokia remaining the worldwide leader.
Nokia, long the world's biggest phone seller, shipped 23.8 million phones during the quarter, good for 38 percent share of the global market. The vendor saw 41 percent growth YoY.

While 41 percent growth is strong by any standard, it is important to note that that number fell well below the overall market growth of 64 percent, and well below the growth of Android and Apple.

For the quarter, Android saw a ridiculous 886 percent growth, with Apple seeing 61 percent growth. U.S. market leader RIM saw 41 percent growth for their BlackBerry devices.

HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG all offer Android devices.

Says Canalys VP and Principal Analyst, Chris Jones: "The latest release of our detailed and complete country-level smart phone shipment data for Q2 2010 clearly reveals the impressive momentum Android is gaining in markets around the world."

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13.8.2010 15:28

LOL why is it just the US that shut out nokia?

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