Aug. 18, 2012
-- The latest figures of IDC reveal that Android and iOS continues to dominate the Smartphone market in Q2 with their merged market share of 85 percent. The combined market share of iOS and Android has squeezed other OSes to a firmer corner. With their 85 percent control over the mobile market, they have given big challenge to their existing rivals such as Microsoft, BlackBerry and Symbian that have experienced a slip of 5 percent in the global market.
According to the reports, Apple delivered nearly 26 million handsets grabbing a 16.9 percent increase in its overall mobile market share. If we compare it with the results of same quarter of last year, it shows an enhancement of 27.5percent. Despite of its double-digit growth, the iPhone is not able to outpace the overall growth of smartphones that continues to grow 44 percent year by year.
iOS still tracks behind the Android OS that has grabbed 68.1 percent control over the market share. Among its rivals, Samsung continues to be the dominant Android manufacturer and have successfully shipped 44 percent of total smartphones in the quarter.
Meanwhile, Symbian and BlackBerry are showing constant degradation in their market share. Even as Symbian has shipped 6.8 million handsets in the first quarter but it shows only 4.4 percent of the total share. On the other hand, BlackBerry too has ended up the quarter with a 4.8 percent share, which is lower than its previous year record for the same quarter.
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