BlackBerry down to 1.5% worldwide market share, Android up to almost 81%

BlackBerry down to 1.5% worldwide market share, Android up to almost 81%
The new estimations of smartphone shipments are out and once again they prove to be good news for Samsung and Android, but they also look like trouble for BlackBerry. BlackBerry has been having trouble finding customers recently, and even though it is on the path to privatization, it is still looking into selling the company, or part of it, in order to stop the bleeding.

According to ABI Research, 438 million handsets and 244 million smartphones shipped during the 3rd quarter of 2013. Samsung's share of the smartphone market grew to 35%, while Apple saw its share stay level at 14%. On the platform numbers, BlackBerry is down to its lowest point at just 1.5% of worldwide shipments. 

Windows Phone was the big mover once again, showing solid growth up 165% year-on-year, to finish at 4% of global shipments and the number three platform. Of course, Nokia essentially is the market for Microsoft, making up 95% of Windows Phone shipments. Android is still the top of the pile with its share of shipments growing to 80.6% of the market. 

ABI is also saying that based on the Q4 revenue guidance provided by Apple, the company is expecting to ship 53 million iPhones during the holiday quarter. And, if that turns out to be correct, Apple is looking at a big drop in Q4 shipment market share. It could drop all the way to 18.7% market share which is down from 22.6% in Q4 2012.

source: ABI Research via BGR



1. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013


3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Android will hit 90% for sure.


Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Is i am the only one who felt sad seeing other OS marketshare ? Mhaaan, that is nothing compared to droid ! Google doing amazing job !

7. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

we dont want only one company succeeding, need some secondary and third os because of monopoly.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I want all the OSs to co-exist in a way that OEM's give us, consumers, options on which OS we personally want in any particular device. Say Galaxy S4...the hardware is there but we just have to tick the OS we want to make it a complete package.

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

One thing is for sure, not feeling sorry for Microsoft - they had that kind of marketshare on the desktop, and we all know how they used that position.

11. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Amen to that!

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Damn straight, they deserve no respect until they learn to respect their customers. But good thing Android offers a whole market in itself. For a while, competition software wise will increase between all the major android OEMs, simulating multiple OSes in one. Should be for good competition.

34. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Android has 81 percent market share, but also 99 percent of mobile viri and security leaks. lol

36. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Troll harder, thanks

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hey look it's PAC MAN in the article thumbnail!


Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Indeed, enter the PACdroid, still eating the rest of the left over. The question is; Has Android OS peak? If not, then it is on the way to total takeover.

51. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

And Apple continues its steady decline...

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I love obvious news. Its so convenient and obvious

5. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I said it before, but android is such a beast.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

go android go samsung go samsung galaxy note 3 ftw

42. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Go monopoly go! Cause monopoly is always great for the consumer!

48. Dastrix unregistered

That was brilliant!

8. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Wp is really targeting ios...if apple don't do something.....I wish to see android not more than will really drive the competition

10. MrsPotatoHead

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This is what I dont understand, if them Android phones have over 80% of the market, then why do everyone keep saying that Apple is number 1? It just dont make no sense to me.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're #1 at making the most profits next to Samsung.

14. wilsong17 unregistered

they are number for having so much praise by the media making people believe but in reality they still cant even make a 5 inch phone

28. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Apple being number one is different that OS wars like this. Think of it as branding. Apple- Samsung- Nokia- Sony- LG- Blackberry(NIL)- If by that chart we'll see the shipments and sales etc. We will know who is number 1. Not by OS because if it were OS, lots of OEM is using Android..

15. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Phonearena dont cry that your favorite company is at 14%.

17. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

wow, that's insane.

18. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Jesus! I didn't think it was this bad. I was under the impression that Android was at 40 - 50% share. Now I have to start rooting for Windows just for the underdog factor.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Blackberry is at 2%, so are you going to root for that underdog?

20. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

No, he wants his rooting to mean something and not go to a company that is going to go under or get bought in a few months.

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

WP is the underdog...BB is the beyond-dog.

40. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

No. I've never owned or used a BB/RIM device so I have zero rooting interest. I had several Windows mobile devices before Android arrived so we have history.

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