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Android has four times more market share than iPhone globally

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Android has four times more market share than iPhone globally
Android and Apple might be running neck and neck in the United States, but looking at global phone distribution, smartphones running on Google’s platform are four times more widespread than iPhones. 

Together, the two platforms dominate the global market grabbing an 85% share of it, according to the latest research by IDC, focusing on the second quarter of 2012.

Here is how it all breaks down by unit sales and market share:

- Android - 104.8 million units, 68.1% market share (46.9% in the same period last year)
- iOS - 26.0 million units, 16.9% share (18.8% Q2 2011)
- BlackBerry - 7.4 million units, 4.8% share (11.5% Q2 ‘11)
- Symbian - 6.8 million units, 4.4% share (16.9% Q2 ‘11)
- Windows - 5.4 million units, 3.5% share (2.3% Q2 ‘11)
- Linux - 3.5 million units, 2.3% share (3.0% Q2 ‘11)
- Others - 0.1 million units, 0.1% share (0.5% a year earlier)

source: IDC via Huffington Post

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