Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012

14 November, 2012 | Comments (129) | Post your comment

Android's market share increased significantly during the third quarter of 2012, with the Google OS powering 72.4% of all smartphones sold in the three months' period. Apple's iOS came a very distant second with a market share of 13.9%.



This is an impressive accomplishment for Google's mobile OS, considering Android's market share was 52.5% in Q3 of 2011.

Samsung saw its position as the leading mobile manufacturer increase to 22.9% after selling almost 100 million phones in the three month period ending in September. This was mostly at the expense of Nokia, which saw its market share slide almost 5 percent points year-over-year.



The holiday season should see Apple take back some of both of those pies, as many iOS-faithfuls held off on replacing their smartphones until the iPhone 5 came around. Apple's new smartphone top dog is expanding its availability to many new markets in Q4, which should help Apple arrest the fall in iOS market share.

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Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012 - reader comments

  • Anonymous

what's Samsung without android is the same as what the apple would be without Samsung they makes chips to apple

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  • 2012-12-03 11:19
  • YTKw
  • Anonymous

I can't believe this HTC is better than Sony ? why is Sony not there in that list

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  • 2012-12-03 11:15
  • YTKw
  • Anonymous

I think Android is going to stay up top for a good long while...but Im also hopeful and fairly sure that Nokia will always have something. If only Nokia would develop for Android as well

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  • 2012-11-20 00:23
  • q8Q8