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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