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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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Ah, nevermind. Misread. The correct answer had been given already. Smartphones vs. all phones.

The hard salesnumbers from apple are the same in both.

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  • 2012-08-14 13:52
  • SgKx

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readBecause Apple get most of their sales through carriers. At least a lot more than the rest.

These tables only concern direct(!) sale to end user.

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  • 2012-08-14 13:50
  • SgKx

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readFirst table are just smartphones

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  • 2012-08-14 13:49
  • s3Aq

> In reply to SH31KH @ 2012-08-14 13:46 from q{X1 - click to readYou are both confused. The sales table shows both smartphones and feature phones. The OS table show only smartphones.

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  • 2012-08-14 13:47
  • MvJx

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readThe top table is looking at Operating system, where the other is looking at total devices sold. As you can see, the OS numbers total 153,686 X1000 where the devices sold equals 419,007 X1000. As far as i can tell, the bottom table is looking at all phones, including feature phone devices. Where as the top table is just looking at smart devices

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  • 2012-08-14 13:47
  • tR9p

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to read@ Alui
MacBooks? iPads?

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  • 2012-08-14 13:46
  • q{X1

> In reply to Fongy @ 2012-08-14 13:33 from GjjS - click to readWell said fanboy.

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  • 2012-08-14 13:42
  • mxF{

Well done Samsung (yet again!).

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  • 2012-08-14 13:40
  • mxF{

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readThere are more manufacturers than OS's... Do the math again...

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  • 2012-08-14 13:34
  • sp2c

Let the fanboyism begin!!

To be honest...

Apple's problems lie in the fact that their profits come primarily from selling hardware, not software...
And because there's only one iphone, released every year... it means all other OSs have a jump on them (because they're on multiple handsets..)
And because Apple rely on hardware sales - they ensure that they stifle their own software updates - opting for minor gradual change each year as opposed to innovating like Android or Windows... I think long-term this will see them decline further...

As for Nokia... well... they wouldn't be around now if it wasn't for all of M$'s money... and I think once W8 gets into gear, you'll see it in 3rd place within a year or two... with Symbian virtually nonexistent... Nokia eventually being bought out (or at least owned majorly) by M$ in the next 3 years I reckon...

As for Android... the bubble will have to burst at some point... as technology improves, somebody will come up with an innovative new interface that blows everyone away... and the cycle will start again... but until then, they're only going to dominant more and more...

Let's see what 2013 brings eh!?!?

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  • 2012-08-14 13:33
  • GjjS

> In reply to Alui @ 2012-08-14 13:24 from Am9Y - click to readtablets!!!

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  • 2012-08-14 13:33
  • vbMM

windows mobile will hopefully just dissappear, like metro ui but app options on win mobile is absolutely terrible!

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  • 2012-08-14 13:29
  • mJrt

I have a question, how come Apple has 6.9% of the sales in the manufactures table and iOS has 18.8% of in the operating systems table?!?
(If you did not get it yet, is there another manufacturer selling iOS phones?)

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  • 2012-08-14 13:24
  • Am9Y

and we are not just waiting for the next iphone, the excitement brought by wp8 and the mystery of bb10 should also be recognize...

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  • 2012-08-14 13:19
  • P@1G

> In reply to [deleted post]Maybe, but is not on smartphone world. They sell alot of basic phones like in the 3rd worlds. But for example in europe, the telecomunications stores even with the cheaps ones make promotions. Last month I sold alot of Nokia 100, X2-05, Asha 200 and so have to admitt that they are still standing because of the basic phones. In the smartphone is another story because they're losing alot with microsoft impositions!

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  • 2012-08-14 13:15
  • LcY1

> In reply to Windows Phone Fan @ 2012-08-14 12:38 from PZTM - click to readIn your dreams...
This time next year Nokia will be missing in action from the friendly fire of the corrupt "M$"..

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  • 2012-08-14 13:03
  • 3PFs

> In reply to [deleted post]How can android crush it's fathers -Symbian and Maemo? Look at it Symbian was the OS that started mobile gaming on a whole new level and Maemo was always one step behind Linux.

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  • 2012-08-14 13:02
  • 0xQi

nokia is a legend, after so many years they're still standing, unlike motorola

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  • 2012-08-14 12:56
  • 9Lb1

We can't wait for WP 8, Nokia will be back!

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  • 2012-08-14 12:55
  • p5EC

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