Gartner_OS_Q3_2012

Gartner’s report on Q3 2012 reveals that worldwide smartphones sales are up nearly 50 percent on the same quarter last year. We all know who sold most of them right? Samsung and Apple account for 46.5 percent of the smartphone market and the Android platform claimed a 72.4 percent market share.

Gartner-4Q11-smartphone-os-sales-(2)

A report has just come out of the famous research firm Gartner, that says that in the last quarter of 2011, sales of Android smartphones exceeded 50% market share globally. Although Google has suffered a slight decline in market share, sales from the same period last year increased from 30.5% to nearly 51% in Q4 2011, further gaining on its rival, Apple’s iOS. Symbian has been losing ground rapidly since Nokia gave up the operating system in favor of Windows Mobile. However, Microsoft did not receive more than 1.9 percent, overtaken even by Bada which received 2.1% of sales.  Samsung, as  the most ‘valuable’ representative of Android phones, can be attributed for the high sales ratio in the second half of 2011. Samsung sold about 92 million devices in the last quarter. The customer appreciation…