Gartner Q2 report: Nokia still top smartphone maker

12 August, 2011 | Comments (107) | Post your comment

Gartner released their report on the mobile phone world in the second quarter and have something very interesting in their numbers - Nokia is sill number one in smartphones, rather than third as other analysts have stated.

The difference comes from which numbers are taken into account - others counted the number of units shipped and not the number of units purchased by end users, which is exactly what Gartner was looking at.

Operating System

2Q11

Units

2Q11 Market Share (%)

2Q10

Units

2Q10 Market Share (%)

Android

46,775.9

43.4

10,652.7

17.2

Symbian

23,853.2

22.1

25,386.8

40.9

iOS

19,628.8

18.2

8,743.0

14.1

Research In Motion

12,652.3

11.7

11,628.8

18.7

Bada

2,055.8

1.9

577.0

0.9

Microsoft

1,723.8

1.6

3,058.8

4.9

Others

1,050.6

1.0

2,010.9

3.2

Total

107,740.4

100.0

62,058.1

100.0



Still, Nokia won't be on top for much longer and Symbian is already well behind Android, with only half the market share of the Google OS. Roles were reversed just a year ago, in Q2 2010, but Android's rise has put it well ahead of the competition now. Of course, "Android" is used by a number of manufacturers, while Symbian phones are made only by Nokia.

Numbers for Q2 2011 show that iOS will soon overtake Symbian too, having already went past BlackBerry OS. Meanwhile, Bada OS has more market share than the Windows Mobile/Phone OSes, but neither are anywhere close to the big players.

In terms of overall market share, not just smartphones Nokia maintains a diminishing lead, but Samsung and LG (who hold second and third place respectively) both have slipped in market share.

Apple is fourth with just their iPhones (Nokia, Samsung and LG have a myriad of models). Sony Ericsson has continued to slip and is now below all well-known makers, including Huawei.

Vendor

2Q11

Units

2Q11 Market Share (%)

2Q10

Units

2Q10 Market Share (%)

Nokia

97,869.3

22.8

111,473.7

30.3

Samsung

69,827.6

16.3

65,328.2

17.8

LG

24,420.8

5.7

29,366.7

8.0

Apple

19,628.8

4.6

8,743.0

2.4

ZTE

13,070.2

3.0

6,730.6

1.8

Research In Motion

12,652.3

3.0

11,628.8

3.2

HTC

11,016.1

2.6

5,908.8

1.6

Motorola

10,221.4

2.4

9,109.4

2.5

Huawei Device

9,026.1

2.1

5,276.4

1.4

Sony Ericsson

7,266.5

1.7

11,008.5

3.0

Others

153,662.1

35.8

103,412.6

28.1

Total

428,661.2

100.0

367,986.7

100.0



Smartphones are eating into feature phone sales, with many people preferring low to mid range Androids. Smartphones accounted for 25% of all phone sales, up from 17% in Q2 2010.

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Gartner Q2 report: Nokia still top smartphone maker - reader comments

  • eagle3

LOL, "poor common folk", shows what you're thinking. The thing is the tone in your replies thus far just sets to reinforce the perception of "These Westerners are arrogant". You totally missed Satannu Dey's point. So you take...

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  • 2011-08-16 10:01
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  • jitender

apple with just one phone iphone is at no 4 and this is really a great jobs by apple i love my iphone 2g ad 4g from past years

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  • 2011-08-16 07:37
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  • Sure Buddy

ROFL no meaning what so ever? My point was exactly that, its not surprising Nokia still outsells Apple since Apple only targets the high end market, meaning those who CAN afford a $500+ mobile phone where as Nokia has an average selling price of 136 ...

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  • 2011-08-16 00:24
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