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  • iOS, Android Touch New Zenith of Smartphone Shipment Dominance


    iOS and Android have obliterated the smartphone market shares of BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows. And the dominance is only growing more pronounced.

    According to the latest data presented in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android and iOS smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2012 amounted to 85% of all smartphone shipments.

    Unfortunately for Apple, however, Android dominated iOS during Q2. In fact, Android amassed a "commanding" 68.1% market share of all smartphones shipped during the quarter. BlackBerry and Symbian reached just 4.8% and 4.4% respectively.

    "Android continues to fire on all cylinders," said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC. "The market was entreated to several flagship models from Android's handset partners, prices were well within reach to meet multiple budgetary needs, and the user experience from both Google and its handset partners boosted Android smartphones' utility far beyond simple telephony."

    To read all the gory details contained in the new report, click here.

    Source: IDC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS, Android Touch New Zenith of Smartphone Shipment Dominance started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Bigred4430's Avatar
      Bigred4430 -
      Even with the iPhone 5 there's no catching android. Unless apple releases some crazy 3d ultimate mega super duper phone. Not happening.
    1. DampDesigns's Avatar
      DampDesigns -
      Who cares about market shares. Look at the income and you'll see who's winning this battle.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DampDesigns View Post
      Who cares about market shares. Look at the income and you'll see who's winning this battle.
      Yup! I would take a 500 billion dollar company and 16.9% market share any day!
    1. izzy1990's Avatar
      izzy1990 -
      This is funny to me why do people compare 1 iphone to countless android "smartphones"
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      if people want to compare, they should compare the iPhone 4S to any one particular Android phone. Heck, lets wait till next quarter and compare the new iPhone to any new Android phone that gets released. We'll see how they stack up.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by izzy1990 View Post
      This is funny to me why do people compare 1 iphone to countless android "smartphones"
      Thank you

      +1000 lol ;-p
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Thank you

      +1000 lol ;-p
      Quality over Quantity allllll day!!!!
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      Quality over Quantity allllll day!!!!
      As I say you can make a ford or Chevy handle and go as fast as a Ferrari. But it's still not a Ferrari! Lol ;-p
    1. Locklear1990's Avatar
      Locklear1990 -
      It's kind of whack
      iPhone is the champ think about it 5 phones to 100s and we still have a big chunk of users
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by DampDesigns View Post
      Who cares about market shares. Look at the income and you'll see who's winning this battle.
      Agreed.

      Apple doesn't own more of the market share because it doing the same thing it did with pcs. It isn't licensing it's software and only getting a portion of the profit. Every phone apple sells is profit for them however with android the people that made the phone get a share and android gets a share for the software
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      I don't know anything about market share and blah blah blah.... I just know that now (within about the last year or so), almost ALL of my friends, family, and co-workers have iPhones now.

      Years ago when I had my 3g, and even when I had my 4, i was always telling my friends all the awesome things we could do if they had a iPhone too (games, messages, FaceTime, file sharing, and much much more). Well it took a little while, but it happened!

      Everyone has them now! How many times have you been out and got a text message, and you and 5 other people all look around after hearing that iconic sound, and think (and sometimes say) "was that you or me"?

      Not only is it popular, it's also the standard now. No one cares about the droids...they are literally like droids....mass produced, no personality, forgettable, so many different models you don't even know their names.