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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 lashton @ 2012-08-14 15:00 from i2G8 - click to readGrow up kid.. I'm an android fan, but there is no logic in your statement - you compared an OS to phone, MP3 player and tablet. I agree, that thanks to Samsung android is leading OS on smartphone's market, but there is no competition for Apple at the moment when it comes to iPod and iPad sales. That's simple fact which you failed to see and I don't even want to comment on your claim, that you sell mobile phones (mp3 players or tablets - you didn't specify actually..) for living.

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  • 2012-08-14 15:38
  • SgvH

> In reply to Primark @ 2012-08-14 15:22 from K7ai - click to readYes it's sad, I myself I'm also their fan...I think their marketing strattegy is failling and waited to much time to get out with new devices and much of them with GB even with their top quality. They have better creativity design, their UI is elegant, their multimedia features are the best and all their low/mid-range are way better than the competition. But their marketing is to slow! Wake UP SONY you're being eaten by LG and even ZTE :O

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  • 2012-08-14 15:30
  • MNuQ

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-08-14 14:35 from t7Xk - click to readAhahaha that projections are so funny xD never but really never will apple sales surpass the Android sales xD but I will not discuss this with you, better wait till september to see those 24hours sales lol

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  • 2012-08-14 15:24
  • MNuQ

> In reply to lashton @ 2012-08-14 15:00 from i2G8 - click to readGrow up kid.. I'm an android fan, but there is no logic in your statement - you cam

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  • 2012-08-14 15:23
  • SgvH

I'm a sony fan, its sad to see sony not being in the 5, I actually do not understand why they aren't selling much when they have the most unique phone around...

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  • 2012-08-14 15:22
  • K7ai

> In reply to Sony @ 2012-08-14 14:51 from mJrt - click to readothers means Sony!

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  • 2012-08-14 15:16
  • t7Xk

> In reply to iSJ5 @ 2012-08-14 14:35 from t7Xk - click to readYou're the troll from the iphone5 comments section. And how come we're already down to 1 billion? It was 2 billion 3 days ago.

Please just go away and leave the discussion pages to the grown-ups.

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  • 2012-08-14 15:15
  • 0xbv

rim you may rip!

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  • 2012-08-14 15:13
  • t7Xk

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-08-14 14:10 from 2T7j - click to readI sell Mobile phones and camera for a living and Android outsells ALl Iphones/IPODS and even Ipads over 300 to 1

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  • 2012-08-14 15:00
  • i2G8

Where's Sony?!

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  • 2012-08-14 14:51
  • mJrt

wow at nokia...

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  • 2012-08-14 14:48
  • v0qT

come'on .. apple has only few smartphones like iphone 4s and iphone 4 while samsung has tons of smartphones in the market but still apple manage to get in rank 3..

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  • 2012-08-14 14:41
  • t7XH

after releasing iphone 5 apple will expected to be sold 1 billion unit in first 24hrs. according to apple news! and android will iliminate a lot! HO ha!

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  • 2012-08-14 14:35
  • t7Xk

> In reply to SH31KH @ 2012-08-14 13:54 from q{X1 - click to readfirst table indicate that apple sold x smartphones for every 100 SMARTPHONE sold

and in second table indicates that apple sold x phones for every SMART/FEATURE PHONE Sold

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  • 2012-08-14 14:32
  • utxQ

i hope in 2013 nokia is the number #1.

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  • 2012-08-14 14:32
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Sanjay Chandra @ 2012-08-14 14:10 from 2T7j - click to readLow end phones??? Not heard of the Galaxy S III???

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  • 2012-08-14 14:24
  • sp}7

Samsung stats are always made up stats , not true at all.

In 2010 , they boasted that they sold 2 million tabs but they sold only 10% of them , 2 million were just shipped but not sold.

And most phones of android are low end phones where margin is less , HTC started to release only few devices , at higher end as they can get more margin than selling more number of low margin devices.
Thats the reason Apple get 77% profits alone and samsung in second place who is managing to sell s3 , s2 and notes decently.

And this doesn't count iPod Touches , Galaxy players and Tablets.

On a whole , iOS and Android have very close share.

On phone market , Android is doing very well but no-one knows how many are in shelves and how many actually are sold.
Even if we exclude those , Android is having pretty decent market.

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  • 2012-08-14 14:10
  • 2T7j

congratulation Samsung Company I know you are number smartphone around the universe and I hope Galaxy S2 i9100 have the Jellybean 4.1 firmware update in Philippines because this the country of Samsung Smartphone.

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  • 2012-08-14 13:55
  • t7Si

> In reply to thewill89 @ 2012-08-14 13:47 from tR9p - click to readI see what you mean there..but the Manufacturer & OS unit sales is the exact same in both charts.

iOS is 28,935 x 1000
Apple is 28,935 x 1000

This indicated that all the unit sales for Apple as a whole were only iOS devices. So how can the percentages be different?

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  • 2012-08-14 13:54
  • q{X1

Where is Sony??

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  • 2012-08-14 13:54
  • MfxP

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