x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Samsung and Android controlled the global smart mobile device market in Q1

Samsung and Android controlled the global smart mobile device market in Q1

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags:

Samsung and Android controlled the global smart mobile device market in Q1
The latest data from research firm Canalys shows that Samsung had a 26.6% share of the global smart mobile device market in the first quarter. Apple was next with a 19.3% slice of the pie. The smart mobile device market consists of smartphones, notebooks and tablets and Canalys' data reveals that 308.7 million of those devices shipped in the first three months of the year. Samsung's share worked out to 82.2 million smart mobile devices shipped in the period, compared to Apple's 59.6 million.

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.

Samsung and Android lead the way in the smart mobile device market
Samsung and Android lead the way in the smart mobile device market

Samsung and Android lead the way in the smart mobile device market


source: Canalys via electronista

21 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 10 May 2013, 01:05 9

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


75% marketshare for Android.
It could reach 80% this quarter!

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:17 8

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Android just keeps going, and going, and going.

posted on 10 May 2013, 04:15 4

17. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


Android and samsung to be precise..

posted on 10 May 2013, 06:39 3

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5871; 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.

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:52 1

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.

posted on 10 May 2013, 02:25 2

9. tedkord (Posts: 4955; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You tap dance better than Gregory Hines.

posted on 10 May 2013, 04:09 5

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


Lol.
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

posted on 10 May 2013, 04:25

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..

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:46

21. donfem (Posts: 552; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I guess you live in Mainland China...bmud statement

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:12 8

2. abdane (Posts: 476; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


and what's new ? it's always Samsung and Android, Apple is always 2nd...

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:19 9

5. night_elf (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


New is that Microsoft nearly reached Apple, and somehow i doubt that Microsoft has 18.1%.

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:35 5

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


Um, it's not new.
About 90 percent of notebooks sold are running windows

posted on 10 May 2013, 02:35 2

10. night_elf (Posts: 38; 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.

posted on 10 May 2013, 04:13

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

posted on 10 May 2013, 03:20

12. boosook (Posts: 1039; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


18.1 with notebooks!!!

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:16 6

3. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


I wanna b a part of Samsung executve board haha

posted on 10 May 2013, 01:32 6

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.

posted on 10 May 2013, 02:51 8

11. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


Funny how HTC didn't even make the top 5. Kinda disappointed.

posted on 10 May 2013, 03:25

13. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Unless Apple is serious with that low cost iphone, expect Samsung's lead to widen even more next year

posted on 10 May 2013, 03:52

14. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Go android... plus all android devices!!! ^-^

posted on 10 May 2013, 06:35

19. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; 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!

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories