Samsung and Android controlled the global smart mobile device market in Q1
In third place was Lenovo with a 5% market share (15 million smart mobile devices shipped), followed by Sony's 3.2% (9.8 million devices shipped) and Huawei's 3.1% share (9.7 million devices shipped). Smartphones were the fastest growing device among the smart mobile trio.
Turning to mobile platforms, Android represented 59.5% of smart mobile devices shipped globally in the first quarter, followed up by the 19.3% share belonging to iOS. Thanks to the large number of Windows powered notebooks, Microsoft came in third with an 18.1% share.
If we remove the tablets and notebooks from the data and concentrate on smartphones, Canalys shows Android with a whopping 75.6% global market share in the first quarter. Samsung alone accounts for about half of those shipments. Apple controlled 20% of the market with Huawei, ZTE and LG rounding out the top five. Strong domestic sales by the Chinese manufacturers helped keep companies like HTC, Sony and BlackBerry out of the top five.
source: Canalys via electronista
1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
75% marketshare for Android.
It could reach 80% this quarter!
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Android just keeps going, and going, and going.
17. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
Android and samsung to be precise..
20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Samsung is offering a compelling value proposition for multiple segments of the Android market. Don't put them down for their accomplishment. They are the envy of everyone else, including Apple and MS.
8. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
and if you consider that about 50% of those were cheap-ass feature phones sold in mainland China, you would realize that its real share of the smartphone market is around 40%, which sounds about right.
15. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Such phones don't even count, haha.
Reality check - a single high end Android phone(Galaxy S3) sold 5x more than all WP8 phones combined.
Look at the manufacturer rank, and then do your math again.
Read and use your head before you post
18. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
First of all an android phone can never be a feature phone rather its feature jam packed phone and if at all its cheaper in mainland China its for humans ultimately, if u don't consider buyers as humans there u r the cheap-ass around here..
21. donfem (Posts: 592; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I guess you live in Mainland China...bmud statement
2. abdane (Posts: 492; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
and what's new ? it's always Samsung and Android, Apple is always 2nd...
5. night_elf (Posts: 41; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
New is that Microsoft nearly reached Apple, and somehow i doubt that Microsoft has 18.1%.
7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Um, it's not new.
About 90 percent of notebooks sold are running windows
10. night_elf (Posts: 41; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
It's new they were at nearly 7% last year and now they are at 18.1%. You would wonder if Linux goes to 20% in one quarter on the PC market, its the same with Windows Mobile.
16. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Well, compared to last year you have windows tablets and slightly increased WP sales ..and also slight drop in overall Apple sales
3. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
I wanna b a part of Samsung executve board haha
6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Damn I just read the article from electronista..what an embarassing piece of writing!
They try to defend Apple saying shipments numbers are "virtually meaningless" and then throw in links from January 2011 to support their theory.
11. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
Funny how HTC didn't even make the top 5. Kinda disappointed.
13. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Unless Apple is serious with that low cost iphone, expect Samsung's lead to widen even more next year
14. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
Go android... plus all android devices!!! ^-^
19. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I thought HTC is one of the top 5, why they can't make it?
(sigh) I'm very disappointed! Keep it up HTC!