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Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows - read the full textAnother day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million phones sold to consumers. "Only" because that's...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-14 17:43 from P$uD - click to readHow does That give better accuracy of dominance? It doesn't matter, Android is still selling more regardless of profit. Profit mean nothing, especially if Apple is over charging. You have to also remember that there are some pretty crappy android devices that poor people buy. For example, the Coby tablets at Target.

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  • 2012-08-14 18:06
  • kxIs

Common NOKIA gear up! Gear up! Gear up! You and only you deserve the no.1 spot...

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  • 2012-08-14 17:54
  • t}T6

I think when Gartner tries to post his article and calculates his report he should take models using android and how many handsets are released with the android OS and then compare with the IOS and models and handset using IOS, that will give proper calculations for the dominance....also he should take the profits into consideration...which will make his reports Apple is leading way ahead in terms of profits.

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  • 2012-08-14 17:43
  • P$uD

> In reply to mobileman @ 2012-08-14 16:45 from tA{4 - click to readIf Nokia decides to go Android, then it only proves their incompetence

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  • 2012-08-14 17:27
  • fC8w

> In reply to SH31KH @ 2012-08-14 13:54 from q{X1 - click to readYes, unit sales are the same in both because Apple are the only manufacturer that sell iOS and Apple products.

Android is sold by lots of different manufacturers, who also sell non-andropid phones. Look at the total units sold figures at the bottom of each chart - a lot more are being included in the second one. So that 28,935K works out to be much smaller as a % in the second chart

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  • 2012-08-14 17:22
  • P%ns

No deserves the number one spot..but I foresee kilometer-long lines of people waiting to buy iphone 5 when it's should have realised by now that they're not going enywhere with winmo..the only thing I don't understand is how come these huawei and zte are ahead of established brands like lg and htc who clearly produce better phones..

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  • 2012-08-14 17:20
  • JEE5

> In reply to Sain @ 2012-08-14 15:47 from t@FQ - click to readFortunately for us all your not in charge of stats for the economy! i4S is not same as SGS2 or BB

I think your point was to say that this doesn't compare apples to apples (oh - bad pun!). The first table pretty much does.

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  • 2012-08-14 17:17
  • P%ns

> In reply to Vict @ 2012-08-14 16:36 from rKui - click to readSure, including new features everybody wants such as an smaller SIM card!, yeah, same phone, but it has an smaller SIM, how innovative!

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  • 2012-08-14 17:15
  • PtYI

BADA again...... love u bada insult insult insult from everywhere everybody but time proved who is right yes we havent lot more apps &games, HTC one ,sony experia,samsung galaxy,LG Optimus, motorola razor too many androidsss but we made it with only one name thats "WAVE".....

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  • 2012-08-14 17:11
  • t}v{

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readNothing to do with iPad / tablets.

The first tablets Operating systems - what are present only in smart phones and some very high end feature phones.
The second table is all types of phones: smartphones, feature phones...dumb phones (lol).

It's not clear if tablets are included in these figures - I suggest probably not.

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  • 2012-08-14 17:05
  • P%ns

> In reply to Windows Phone Fan @ 2012-08-14 12:38 from PZTM - click to readOK - let me get this right:

Win Phone QoQ:
Units sold: up 137% (or 2,363K)
Market share up 1.1% (or 68.75% increase)

Android QoQ:
Units sold: up 110% (or 51,753K)
Market share up 20.7% (or 47.7% increase)

So your right, WinMo had the highest % increase in sales, However the INCREASE in Android sales was 47,666K units more then what WinMo actually sold in total, or 2,017.1%

I think that 'taste of WinMo power' you mention needs to get a whole lot sweeter before we start getting carried away, cause looks like more people are walking right past that candy store then walking in or even ...ummm...window shopping...

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  • 2012-08-14 16:54
  • P%ns

wait n watch....if NOKIA ever come up with n apple have to shut their offices.....

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  • 2012-08-14 16:45
  • tA{4

If apple released three diffrnt phones in a year...they surely will kick all the fandroids and send them to the hell!!!!! lolz;D

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  • 2012-08-14 16:36
  • rKui

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-14 15:15 from 0xbv - click to readoh come-on! apple have a brain and they can do that! I think you have no brain to say this discussion is for only people like you! YOU NEED TO FACE TO REALITY that apple can do that and i have a trust from apple!

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  • 2012-08-14 16:33
  • t7Xh

Android rules

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  • 2012-08-14 16:27
  • 9DJy

> In reply to Chamamen @ 2012-08-14 15:24 from MNuQ - click to readdude can u even bring sense to the runs on almost all the handset manufacturer...which almost makes it to 15 to 20 handset manufacturer and its 1000's of models which uses android and sold in the do you even think the calculation is correct...IOS runs on IPhone and its hardly on 5 to 10 models and if you calculate like can you see the profits then and the ratio, androind will not be 1/4th as well in comparison to IOS...well its just that Iphone has its own monoply and when Iphone is started with Android then no other handsets will be sold in the market.....

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  • 2012-08-14 16:10
  • P$uD

As for android though, even if it is gaining the lead, the one making the most profit is Apple, I mean the IPhone 4 or 4S is overpriced, there was once a discussion here that IPhone is being sold at double its production cost yet people are buying it because it is apple, It is premium and it gives you the WOW factor over everyone else... But then again, what can you do with an IPhone at I believe 25 to 29k here in our place with an Android at the 13 to 15k range? All I can say is when it comes to marketing, apple must be the best since they can sell their stuff at a premium price without the hassle every other company encounters...

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  • 2012-08-14 16:08
  • K7ai

This article only give us birdview result. In my opinion to really see how good the android or samsung is. We should compare the sale of let say galaxy s2 with iphone 4s and bb 9900. Then we can have a clear picture. Because comparing the iphone with other who have low range devices also will not give the exact picture.

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  • 2012-08-14 15:47
  • t@FQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-14 15:15 from 0xbv - click to readoh come-on! apple have a brain and they can do that! I think you have no brain to say this discussion is for only people like you! YOU NEED TO FACE TO REALITY that apple can do that and i have a trust from apple!

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  • 2012-08-14 15:40
  • t7Xk

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