News Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

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    Android devices already counted for a lion's share of phones shipped during Q2, and now fresh IDCfigures show Google's OS claiming the top spot with a hefty 75 percent marketshare in the third quarter. In total, 136 million Android handsets were shipped during the time frame, a new record in a single quarter. Even with the help of new hardware, iOS lagged behind in second place with a 14.9 percent stake of handsets. Both Blackberry and Symbian clung to their respective 3rd and 4th place spots, making up 6.6 percent of total shipments. Windows-based phones (both WP7 and Windows Mobile) fell to 2 percent, keeping Microsoft in fifth place just above smartphones running Linux. However, withWindows Phone 8 devices making their debut, we wouldn't be surprised to see Redmond's numbers get a boost when IDC's next report rolls around.
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Honestly speaking not surprised. Android has been going strong, with iOS on it's steady growth. Symbian dead in the held-end market and BB killing themselves off.

    I expect minimal change in the Android market share for the next report, but definitely a drop in the Symbian, iOS and BB, with Windows 8/7 taking up most of that pie, simply because Nokia fanboys would get their new W8 based Nokias for their old Symbian top phones, and those who want a polished-no-fuss-awesome-out-of-the-box-experience will shift to W8 from iOS, also W8 seems like an excellent business phone.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    The big issue is the 56% share that GB still maintains.

    Fragmentation is out of Google's control.

    JB has just a 2-3% share

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    where is your god now?
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Still waiting for that one os that would impress Me..

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