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IDC: Android increases its global marketshare lead over iOS in the second quarter

IDC: Android increases its global marketshare lead over iOS in the second quarter
With 255 million smartphones shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, Android remained on top of OS marketshare among smartphones. As of the end of June, Android powered 84.7% of intelligent handsets in transit. The number of Android phones shipped set a record for a quarter, and represented a 33% increase over last year's second quarter tally.

Apple's marketshare for iOS grew 12.7% in the 2014 second quarter, with global shipments of 35.2 million units. But thanks to the overall growth in smartphone shipments of over 25% in the second quarter of 2014, Apple's market share actually declined year-over-year, from 13% to 11.7%. After the second quarter of this year, Android's lead in smartphone shipments over Apple rose to 73 percentage points, up from last year's 66.6 percentage points.

Windows Phone was third, with a 2.5% share of shipped smartphones globally. BlackBerry accounted for just .5% of smartphone shipments in the three month period. That represented a rather nasty decline of 2.3pp in the quarter. Overall, 301.3 million smartphones were shipped in the second quarter, up from last year's 240.5 million.

source: IDC via AndroidCentral

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