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Analytics firm says that Android had a 68% share of the global market during Q2

0. phoneArena 02 Aug 2012, 12:41 posted on

The Android train keeps on rolling as Google's open source OS commanded a hefty 68% of the global smartphone market during Q2 according to figures dug up by Canalys; in some pparts of the world, Android has even a higher share, such as China where the figure is 81%...

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 18:28 1

45. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


WP, the old Win Mo also has:

more manufacturers, more devices released. Cant really say about more accessibility for WP. Win Mo was everywhere tho. Was 1 or 2 in market share at one time.

Look at how that turned out.

When are ppl gonna start just giving Android credit for being a good product?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 13:46 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Good news! :)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 13:51 5

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This article shows you why APPLE is worried and is in sue-crazy-happy mode.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:00 3

20. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Uh, no.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:49 2

27. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Excellent point, but he's right.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:39 3

24. hitmantb (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Android is winning with low end handsets in emerging markets (Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo Meizu etc will eventually squeeze Samsung out of China as the quality improves and price drops).

U.S. is among the few markets where Apple handsets are competitive in pricing vs Android, because carrier subsidizes the cost. Anywhere else, low/mid-end Androids are simply much much cheaper, that is where Android win the numbers game.

Samsung sold 50 million smart phones in Q2, 10 million S3, 5 million S2/Note, 35 million (70%) were non-flagship devices. The breakdown in China is even more stacked in favor of low end devices which are getting very competitive.

Apple needs to do something in China, iPhone 5 needs a premium design, they also need to continue to mass produce 4/4S and sell them as the new low/mid-end options.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:48

25. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Oh man common sense displayed in a comment? Are you trying to break the internet?!?!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:50 1

28. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, those ten million Galaxy S3 presales were all low priced.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:13

36. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


No, but they accounted for

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:17

38. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Apparently the site can't handle certain characters, the rest of the sentence was 'less than 10 percent of Samsung sales.'

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:19 1

39. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, the S2 and Note were also big sellers. Not cheap, low end.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:17 1

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


sold to retailers not customers

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 21:32 1

52. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Keep telling yourself that if it helps you fall asleep at night. Samsung and Android market share and quarterly reports say otherwise.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 15:40 3

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


What's interesting is that the market is exploding so much, that even though iOS saw a rise in sales by 6 million year over year, they still lost nearly 2% market share.

What's also neat is that WP7 is poised to take the #3 spot in probably only another quarter or 2 as Symbian and RIM continue their long slide into obscurity.

When do they become an "other" on most charts? Is it less than 5%?

All this time Apple is suing Samsung over rectangles, they are losing massive sales opportunities by not concentrating their huge piles of money on true innovation and pushing the envelope... which is EXACTLY how Samsung took the lead away from Apple.. not from copying as trolls like to chant.

Maybe they just dont care since they are still swimming in money.. who knows. ..

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 15:55 1

35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


"Maybe they just dont care since they are still swimming in money.."

I am getting a profound sense of deja vu when I think of the similarities between Apple and RIM. At one point, RIM was a dominant player in the market and they knew better than the consumer what the market needed. Then Apple came along and knocked them off their laurels. Now Apple knows better than the consumer what the market needs. The only difference is that there may be 2 companies knocking Apple off their laurels - Google (Android) and MS (WP). If MS knocks Apple off their laurels, it will be the second time around.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 19:22 1

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Samsung is copying Apple. It's a smart strategy living off Apple innovation, but the trial may come back to haunt them if they lose.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 21:33

53. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Actually, since we now know that Apple ripped off Sony, that would mean Samsung technically copied Sony, too.

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 03:21 1

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I guess you want to ignore Apple had designs prior to Sony.

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 03:39

56. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


why not, since your ignoring all prior SOLD phones from samsung before Apple's "designs" came out. woopsie.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:15 3

37. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


The crazy fact, I actually predicted up to 360 million android phone activations this year, with up to 90 mill being 2nd quarter.

And it reached 108 MILLIONS in 2nd quarter..
This means at least 400 MILLION android phones activated this year!
Now imagine when India and Africa join the ship..
In two years there should be about 2 BILLION android phones in use - by far the greatest user base out of any OS yet!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:30 1

40. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Its a great thing that android is at the 68% market share because the user base is huge and manufacturers are under pressure and motivated to have the best and most popular android handsets,as a result android handsets are progressing at a fast pace each year as each manufacturer looks to out do each other,just look at the strides htc have gone with the one x this year,samsung with the s3 and imminent note 2 and sony etc with the xperia s.

If Apple apple had the majority of 68% the market would be stagnent as its upgrades are incremental and would be under absolutely no pressure whats so ever to make changes. Even now with the imminent with a dissapointing ios 6 it looks like few changes this year,Apple has relied on its user base to buy literally everything it releases without question but its seems outside the US the people are awaking from their slumber and looking for change at last

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:37 1

41. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


I'd say the vast majority reason it's not as popular outside the US is solely due to its price.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 16:59 1

43. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You'd say it, but you'd be wrong.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 18:54 1

46. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Really even though an iPhone is much more expensive than android counterparts?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 21:35 2

54. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Not more expensive than the biggest selling phone right now, the SGS3. Or the SGS2 and Note last year, which sold in the millions.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 17:22 1

44. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


No just people waking up,I think less people in the worldwide scale of things are effected by apples brain controlling advertising. Other factors like a measly one year warranty from apple where every other manufacturer abides to the legal 2 year EU legal warranty makes the iphone a far less attractive prospect,those iphones have a tendacy to pack up fast after the year is up,the reason why paying sums of cash for a second year is so popular.

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 11:00

57. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Well, most of the world is still poor. It is normal for the stolen Handroid to have large persentage of users.

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