News Gartner: smartphone sales up 47 percent in Q3, Android's OS market share increases

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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Gartner: smartphone sales up 47 percent in Q3, Android's OS market share increases (updated)[​IMG]
    Third quarter figures from Gartner are out, reporting worldwide mobile phone sales slowed again in Q3 2012. Smartphones, however, showed a 46.9 percent increase in sales over the same period last year, with 169.2 million units sold. As you would imagine, Apple and Samsung sold the most, accounting for almost half of all worldwide smartphone purchases. Nokia sales declined during the quarter, and with only 7.2 million of its smartphones filling customers' hands, its ranking in this segment plummeted from third to seventh (although Gartner expects sales of the new Lumia devices should soften the fall in Q4). In contrast, Apple had a solid quarter, with sales up 36.2 percent year-on-year, which is expected to continue into the fourth quarter as the iPhone 5 launches in more markets. Samsung didn't do too bad either, increasing sales by 18.6 percent year-on-year thanks to its Galaxy range (although it's important to note this figure is for total phone sales, not just smartphones). In the OS wars, Android continued to grow its market share up to 72.4 percent, with iOS taking the second spot with 13.9 percent. Stalwart RIM made a leap into the top three with its BlackBerry OS, as aging Symbian saw its usage decline further. If you want to pour over the figures yourself, check out the source below.
     
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    RIM, Symbian down as expected. Android market share is bound to increase, I expect W8 would increase sales of MS and take the shares of Apple.
     
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    Hasn't anyone been able to port WP7 to Android handsets yet ?



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