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Android owns 50.1% of U.K. smartphone market

Android owns 50.1% of U.K. smartphone market
According to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android controls 50.1% of the smartphone market in the U.K., up from a 44.6% reading a year ago. And of those Android phones in use in the country, 86% of them are made by HTC or Samsung. That stat might rise in the near term as the HTC One series is off to a strong start and the eagerly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III is close to launching in the U.K.

LG has high hopes in the U.K. for its new high-end phone, the LG 4X HD

LG has high hopes in the U.K. for its new high-end phone, the LG 4X HD

The report also shows that despite the launch of the stylish Sony Xperia S, the Japanese manufacturer finds itself falling when it comes to marketshare. Things are even worse for Korean manufacturer LG whose phones account for less than 1% of Android marketshare in the country. LG hopes to get things going in the U.K. with its launch next month of the high-end LG Optimus 4X HD. The latter should launch in Europe next month

What about BlackBerry? In the U.K., BlackBerry still is seen as a viable player in the industry even without the anticipation of BlackBerry 10. RIM's smartphones still have a better than 10% slice of the U.K.smartphone market. Windows Phone is making a move in the U.K. as its share of the smartphone market in the region is now 3.3%, up from .8% last year. Symbian has seen its slice of the U.K.smartphone pie tumble to 1.6% from last year's 10.7% meaning that in the country, Nokia has bet on the right jockey.

source: CNET

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posted on 17 May 2012, 17:21 8

1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Smart, those British...

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:53 6

7. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


they always have been....

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:28 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


where is the ios share?
I have a bad feelings that ios is shrinking in UK... and cnet (apple biased) is trying to hide it...
I came from the iWorld and i know that most ios user has switched to oneX (thanks to htc for penetrating the android share)
iphone sell poorly in debted europe so i would not surprise that...

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:52 4

5. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


good....

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:37 2

3. joeymk (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


Windows Phone slow and steady... but for sure will be around 10% by the end of the year

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:51 3

4. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


no they won't..... hope they don't....

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:12 2

9. jove39 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


After reading that 101 reason not to buy WP...I wonder...How MS will reach 10% market share...infact their OS is in beta state...opposite to commercials they run on tv!

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:52 7

6. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Android will dominate......

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:09 1

8. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


ewe Android.. seriously? europeans have more class than getting an android phone. im sure these figures arent accurate.. like seriously? android? what a big joke..

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:14 8

10. jove39 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You see British do have class...Samsung's Galaxy phones are big hit there...and Galaxy phones kick ass of any other smartphone on market.

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:20 9

11. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Fortunately for them, the British can think for themselves instead of being led by the nose by Apple.

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:40 7

13. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


The truth hurts right Cosmo?! Android getting higher market share not only in the US, even now in UK. Its really a big joke if iOS getting a higher market share in the UK. Its a big ewe!!! Prove it that your iOS is leading in market share not only in UK but all parts of Europe. Prove it, eyesheep!!!!!

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:30 2

17. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Yea eyessheeeep.

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:22

15. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Here in UK its all about the S2 and S3 along with ip4.

posted on 17 May 2012, 19:25

16. I.P.H.O.N.E (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Here in UK its all about the S2 and S3 along with ip4.

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:20 4

12. jove39 (Posts: 1316; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Android is gonna grow further...with HTC One X and SGS3 market share is only increasing...also Android has allways lead with next gen hardware in phones...be it first dual cores or quad cores. And now 2gig memory too (sgs3 for japanese market)

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:44

14. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Is there any British here? Is it this article is true so that those eyesheeps will stop trolling here.

posted on 17 May 2012, 20:38 5

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Gotta love our friends over their in the U.K. They know how to choose their phones

posted on 18 May 2012, 01:04 3

19. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Have to agree with the article, HTC phones do appear to be more popular over here than in the US, cant see the gs3 taking off like the gs2 here though, people in the uk still arent that bothered about specs, hence why blackberries are still common over here, bleh. I can see Sony phones becoming more popular though, even if not yet... finally, unfortunately some Brits still dont have their heads screwed on and are still Apple isheep, but those that are, maybe arent as hardcore isheep as those in the us..

posted on 18 May 2012, 01:22 2

20. wendygarett (unregistered)


Hey!! same situation on my country!!! except for RIM... sell poorly on mine :(

posted on 18 May 2012, 02:20

21. mrochester (unregistered)


I'd bet that the Samsung Galaxy Ace and HTC Wildfire play a huge part in these numbers. The amount of people I know who have changed from a Samsung Tocco Lite to Galaxy Ace is insane!

posted on 18 May 2012, 19:52 1

22. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


ANDROID JUST SUCKS

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