Worldwide Smartphone Figures out today
Gartner’s figures for worldwide smartphone unit sales and market share in the first quarter of 2012, by operating system were released today, with Android and Apple dominating with nearly 80% of the worldwide market combined. Apple said Tuesday that it sold another 26 million iPhones during the April-June quarter, up 28 percent from a year ago.
Gartner’s second-quarter report is not yet out.
Android (Google Inc.) _ 81.1 million units, 56.1 percent share (36.4 percent a year earlier)
iOS (Apple Inc.’s iPhone) _ 33.1 million units, 22.9 percent share (16.9 percent a year earlier)
Symbian (mostly used by Nokia Corp.) _ 12.5 million units, 8.6 percent share (27.7 percent a year earlier)
BlackBerry (Research in Motion Ltd.) _ 9.9 million units, 6.9 percent share (13.0 percent a year earlier)
Bada (Samsung Electronics Co.) _ 3.8 million units, 2.7 percent share (1.9 percent a year earlier)
Windows (Microsoft Corp.) _ 2.7 million units, 1.9 percent share (2.6 percent a year earlier)
Other _ 1.2 million units, 0.9 percent share (1.5 percent a year earlier)
Source: Gartner Inc.
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