The Android revolution continues to roll overseas; BlackBerry crashes worldwide
The Apple iPhone's stateside market share rose 3.5 percentage points over the year to end May with a three month average of 41.9%. While Android remained on top in the U.S. with a three month average share of 52% at the end of May, its lead over the iPhone has dropped from 13.5 percentage points in 2012 to 10.1 percentage points. Kantar says that the reason for the strength in the iPhone's numbers in the U.S. is due to the addition of T-Mobile as an authorized Apple iPhone seller.
Around the world, the Android Revolution is on, especially in Europe. In countries like Italy (69.2%), Spain (92.5%!) and Germany (76.7%), Android dominates the smartphone market. In the five European countries tracked (Italy, France, Spain, U.K. and Germany), Android averaged a 70.4% market share for the three months ending in May with iOS trailing badly with a 17.8% slice of the pie.
Based on the data offered up by Kantar, BlackBerry is in big trouble globally, not just in the U.S. In the U.K., considered a friendly environment for the platform, its market share tumbled from 12.6% to 5.3% year over year. Other countries saw even heavier declines. In Spain, BlackBerry's market share plunged from 32.3% to 11.3% for a 21% drop over the year.
Sony showed some strong momentum in the U.K. thanks to the Sony Xperia Z. Kantar's data shows that 38% of Sony owners in the region came from a Samsung device, mostly the Samsung Galaxy S II. In Mexico, Windows Phone saw its market share triple over the year to 6.6%, led by the Nokia Lumia 505 which was the fifth best selling handset in the country over the three month period that ended in May.
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1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
This is BB's fault, they should release the BB 10 before 2013, they're too late.
But nevertheless, keep it up BB!
6. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
Better late than never :p
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
....and poopiskula, oops I mean apiskula®.
12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Its bad news for Extasy®
Good news for nicolasoliver
52. apiskula (Posts: 331; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Very childish son. Get off your blackberry ride its done
58. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Childish? Oh, you're describing yourself right? Oh, okay.
37. Caralho (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
with iOS trailing badly with a 17.8% slice of the pie.
Translation: Today Blackberry is toast, with Apple well on its way to the same fate...
44. Commentator (Posts: 1874; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
What? iOS' global market-share barely changed at all (if anything it actually grew, depending on the total number of smartphone users in the Americas, Australia, China, and Europe), meaning that because of the overall industry growth, iOS most likely saw sales increase over the last year.
Blackberry, on the other hand, saw MASSIVE drops in market-share across most markets, some higher than a 75% drop.
48. darkkjedii (Posts: 7799; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
He said that about apple, just so he could get green thumbs.
49. darkkjedii (Posts: 7799; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You know good and well apples not going the same way as blackberry. You just want green thumbs
54. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 440; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Right, except Apple is still making the lion's share of the money. Marketshare is just a number unless dollars are tied to it. Ask Google what percentage of Android devices actually function within the Google Android ecosystem (Play Store access).I bet that number is less than 50%, which means low-end, low-margin devices are fluffing numbers and not making anyone much money.
51. apiskula (Posts: 331; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Dude get over it. It is there fault the product sucks and nobody wants it. They are going out of business
63. isprobi (Posts: 73; Member since: 30 May 2011)
Timing is only part of the issue. I have a Z10 and while I like the UI it would be hard for me to tell someone to buy it unless they mainly need messaging.
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I see no reason for Android not to be on top of the OS chain.
But yeah, it's pretty stunning to know even the 'dead' Symbian is slightly over BB.
BB looks more dead to me...
46. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Android's openness make it like a windows PC at the palm of your hand that you call also make and receive phone call.
I have no doubt its will be on top especially when more people experience those freedom and flexibility.
For Apple to truly catch up they need to remove more restrictions and i do see them moving in that direction e.g allow multitasking.
3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
sometimes i think why the hell ios is present in such an advanced era
4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
They did 'grow' colorfuly, didn't they? :P
As long as Apple grow on trees, iOS will exist in the chain, lol.
18. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
and a black one on your chest.XD
38. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Exactly, iOS is such an outdated and inferior in compare to almost every OS in the word..... really just shows us how brainwashed are Apple's users.....
50. darkkjedii (Posts: 7799; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Oh stop it. As an android user explain how your not brainwashed. You're devoted to that platform and think its the only one that matters, also you attack anyone who uses ios, you're brainwashed from by camp android. That's the only difference, look how you come on this site and thrash iOS every chance you get. That's brainwashed dude lol. Also a truly brainwashed person can't tell, and won't think he/she is indeed brainwashed.
66. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Limited people don't need a different browser or just copy a file and go..... they are satisfied with the icon concept from 1990 =old people or kids
I just need at least this and more and there is just ONE solution=android without losing warranty ;)
And I can even choose my price level..... But SGS4 shall welcome soon! :)
39. mas11 (Posts: 1005; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Don't worry as iOS becomes more popular with older people the less popular it will become.
56. darkkjedii (Posts: 7799; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's a pretty dumb statement, considering people age. You're stupid dude lol.
47. joey_sfb (Posts: 1481; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Apple strength is classy product design. I bought my first mac because i like the way it look. Lately, apple been playing it safe with their design while their competition experiment on with different types bold and fancy design like HTC One and Xperia.
67. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
yes, olds and mostly kids are caught by shiny things without any purpose :)
9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
ANDROID IS THE BEST®
ANDROID WILL DOMINATE®
ANDROID IS LIKE NO OTHERS®
ANDROID IS FREEDOM® REJOICE SERENADES©
14. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
and you are bound to be proven false
62. haseebzahid (Posts: 1722; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
Forgot the Virus amd malwares somewhere in your list
10. alterecho (Posts: 465; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Blackberry have themselves to blame. Awesome device, extremely wrong price.
15. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
yes.they should cut more than half of its current price.
their off contract price is highest in my country.
100$more than s4.
40. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4736; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not sure about the 'awesomeness', but definitely a day late. And thus a dollar short.
64. isprobi (Posts: 73; Member since: 30 May 2011)
The biggest problem BlackBerry has is they have not given people a reason why they should buy their phone rather than an Android, WP8 or iOS. And they do not seem to be doing much advertising so many people do not even know BB10 exists.
11. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 367; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
"led by the Nokia Lumia 505"
uhhh, the lumia 505 or the lumia 520?
13. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
10 reds from me thumbs down from
20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Looks like your new to PhoneArena®…………?
Orelse you should no why?
Experiadroid now why.
17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
O no good news for NokiaWp8
Is this really true. It's hard to believe?
22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
"In Mexico, Windows Phone saw its market share triple over the year to 6.6%, led by the Nokia Lumia 505..."
This is the good news.
23. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 367; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
i thought the lumia 520 was responsible for it:
i doubt its the 505
25. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3745; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
"In Mexico, Windows Phone saw its market share triple over the year to 6.6%, led by the Nokia Lumia 505..."
And if you read carefully, it says "led by the Nokia Lumia 505", which means the Lumia 505 is the leader followed by the Lumia 520, 620 etc. and the Lumia 505 is an exclusive for Mexico's Telcel Network like mcshank said.
29. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 367; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
i know that but this was the first time ive heard of the 505 selling well and i couldnt believe people are still buying wp7 handsets, thats what bamboozled me. though now ive found it on the pdf source(had to hit ctrl+f)
26. mcshank (Posts: 46; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
Read the Post and Possibly Click a link to the device before you constantly state that its wrong.
"The Nokia Lumia 505 will be an exclusive for Mexico's Telcel network."
28. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 367; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
sheesh sorry dude. but i did read the post, (comment 11), thats what surprised me, i never heard of the 505 selling like hot cakes before, only the 520.
30. Commentator (Posts: 1874; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Good news everyone! Blackberry increased its market-share in Australia by ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!
31. PAPINYC (Posts: 1834; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
It really is a sad lesson to learn in Business. I remember when I was growing up about 10 years ago everyone wanted a Blackberry, even our driver had to have one. Dear God, how times have changed. Blackberry was once King and now look at how tragically it has fallen. The same might hold true soon for Apple: Apple was once Queen and now its' eViL EmpiRe, too, has seen the beginnings of its' own demiSe. When will these companies learn??
Anyway, hail to His Majesty, the new little green Emporer, and God save The King!
34. PAPINYC (Posts: 1834; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yes, Apple too will soon be on its' knees.
43. Commentator (Posts: 1874; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
...Your driver...? Like, a valet or something...?
...And "even" our driver? As in "God forbid he want something popular and/or fancy"...?
33. tedkord (Posts: 3414; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
What the hell is going in in Spain? Do they even sell iPhones there?
36. PAPINYC (Posts: 1834; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
The Spanish abolished iSlÅvery centuries ago: es verdad!!
57. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 440; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Spain is in an economic crisis. I imagine whatever is cheap is king, right now. Entry level probably rules the roost.
42. fanboy1974 (Posts: 826; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Time for BlackBerry to go Android. Or else face total elimination.