Android dominates smartphone market in Q2 with 64% share

Android dominates smartphone market in Q2 with 64% share
While the Android versus Apple battle is heating up in the United States with the two platforms being close, worldwide Android extends its lead and continues dominating the smartphone market in in the second quarter of the year. The latest statistics by researchers Gartner show that Android captured 64.1% of the market, while iOS held 18.1%.

The two platforms combined take up an overwhelming 82.2% of the smartphones sold in Q2 2012. The closest runner up remains the sunsetting Symbian platform by Nokia with a 5.9% global smartphone share. RIM is a close fourth with 5.2% and Samsung’s bada is still outselling Microsoft’s mobile platform leaving it sixth.

At the same time, overall mobile phone sales slid 2.3% and anticipation for the next iPhone is quoted by Gartner as one of the main reasons for that. In the next three months, the researchers expect a surge in phone sales propelled by new devices like the next iPhone. But now, take a look at how the mobile sphere looks in Q2 2012.

source: Gartner





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37 Comments

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Great news...but not for long?

5. MeoCao unregistered

Not for long? Q3 will see bigger dominance of Android, Apple will comeback in Q4 but their sales will be much less than last year.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Umm my comment was removed for some reason. What was that reason? Here is my comment again: I love how the article is about Android's dominance but yet the picture shows an Apple eating Android's ala Pacman. How the picture is relevant to the article is beyond me. I would have put an Android eating some Apple's but hey that would be obvious right? lol

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

I was thinking the same thing. I don't usually put much faith in people's accusations that certain publications are biased toward a particular OS, but that pic seems rather blatant.

21. SleepingOz unregistered

No surprise, it's Victor.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wrong picture is wrong. :)

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

people read the article.. dont look at the picture.. geeezz

30. Connie.Linghus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

What I don't understand is why is the Apple orange? At least the Androids are Green with money. LOL :-)

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

pac man reference. :)

35. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Picture didn't make any since to me either. I can see an android eating an apple but an apple eating an android just don't make since and the title says Android dominates the market in Q2 with 64% share. That put things in question for the readers. Would a picture of a banana eating a monkey make since lol. I didn't know fruits could be the one doing the eating lol. So far Android is dominate and no other OS comes close. "Not even Apple!"

38. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Not gonna thumb you down, but for Android to lose the lead something extremely drastic has to happen. It might not be 64% but it will still be up there...

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Wow sad to see Sony no where to be seen :( hope they do something about it.. their devices are great!! Anyways Good Going Android :) hope can continue like this!!

6. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Because sony share has diluted with non-smartphone version. Just like apple, diluted from 18% to 6% and rim diluted from 5.2% to 1.9%

4. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Nice to see nokia still kicking apple a?s, even if its mostly dumbphones...

7. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

most nokia phones are non-smartphone version Symbian + Microsoft = 9071 + 4087 = 83420?? yeap math proves

9. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i'm not disagreeing with you ideologically but in this case, isn't nokia not kicking apple's a?s? i don't think apple would care if nokia had 100% of the feature phone market

23. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

What i ment was we all know nokia is i serious problems, but at least some statistics work in their favour. in a sense, they are not gone yet. And for all you nokia haters, you can kiss my nokia-loving a**. when my nokia 5110 had changable batteries and personal melodies apple was clueless on making pcs, no wait... still is...

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

depends how you look at it. in total volume, yea Nokia wins. But as far as profit goes, Apple is still the clear hands down winner. Apple makes more profit in 5 thousand iphones than nokia does in a million dumb phones which are becoming increasingly smaller and smaller margins since smart phones are becoming cheap.

33. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

This is very true, but in my opinion apple is blowing a bubble thats going to burst sooner or later. 60% margins? i mean cmon, this cant go on for much longer, can it?

39. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

as long as people are dumb enough to pay 600+ for 200 or less in parts.. yea.

8. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

hwawei and tcl (who is this?) can kick HTC

10. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

htc is 100% smartphone whereas huawei contain non smartphone WTF you guy should learn more math and english!!

11. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I don't get the Article's Pic. Somebody help, i'm dumb. I bought Galaxy Tab 10.1 thinking it's an iPad. Somebody help

12. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

your avatar has shown your trollness, so STFU!!

20. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Not everyone who has an Apple related avatar is a mindless troll. Some can actually think, this guy is one of them.

22. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

@09wbd03516, who said I was trolling. I was honestly bn honest, cos the article talks about Android leading in the market (shares) yet I see an Apple eating an Android. By d way I do own Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an iPhone 4. I love my iPhone 4, do I think it's d best phone? NO! But I love it. Do I think iOS is the most advanced mobile OS? No, Android is more advanced than iOS. So before you judge someone due to their avatar, that simply tells me that ur not just stupid, but ignorant, dump and STUPID with capital letters. I was bn honest when I was asking my question (By d way English is not my first language so excuse grammar, if there is any mastake). I love Apple products but lately I have bn embarrassed to associate myself with the brand, I'm not ignorant to believe that iPhone 4S is the best phone, Galaxy S2 already kicked its @ss, but yes, I love it still.

24. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Everyone has there own choices, likes, dislikes. You do Troll sometimes, but a +1 on from me, a nice thought.

25. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

LOL, I don't like explaining myself to people who already made up their mind about something, cos I know I will be wasting my breathe. my dad taught me something very important when I was young and I will never forget it, it keeps me sane, he said "Never argue with a fool, cos ppl will not see the difference between you and the fool"

31. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Wisely said!

13. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

worldwide mobile device 419 thousand smartphone 154thousand which mean 37% of the total is the smartphone device LOL

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