Nearly 75% of all smartphones sold in Q1 were Android, Galaxy S4 expected to “be very popular”

Nearly 75% of all smartphones sold in Q1 were Android, Galaxy S4 expected to “be very popular”
We’ve long said that in smartphones we have a duopoly between Android devices and Apple’s iPhone, but judging from these latest numbers it is starting to look more and more like an Android monopoly. Android phones accounted for 75% of all smartphones sold in the first quarter of the year.

Apple’s iOS came a distant second with an around 18% share. Other platforms had a marginal share - BlackBerry outsold Windows Phone and the two had shares of 3% and 2.9% respectively.

But what’s really interesting is that Android’s biggest flagship had not yet arrived in Q1 and will make their biggest impact in the second quarter of the year.

“We expect the new Galaxy S4 to be very popular despite being more of an evolution than a truly revolutionary device compared to the S3,” Gartner principal research analyst Anshul Gupta said.

Outside of smartphones, the biggest news came from Nokia’s catastrophic loss of volume in feature phone sales. Take a look at the numbers that tell the whole story right below.

source: Gartner

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39 Comments

1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Boom! Take that Al-Qaeda!!

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

wrong website ? :/

2. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Samsung is really making bags of money

28. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

think if they had the margins that apple gets from the iphone.

34. ph00ny

Posts: 1994; Member since: May 26, 2011

Their net profit for the mobile business is lot closer to apple than previous years "Apple took home 57% of the global smartphone industry’s profits, while Samsung grabbed almost 43%" compared to "Apple commands 73%, Samsung captures 26%" year ago

3. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

With android 5.0 boosting androids performance and stability,I see those percentages increasing to 85% by next yr. Apple is going downnnnnnn.lol

13. SleepingOz unregistered

And laptop/desktop experience!

18. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I'll stick to my Windows 7, thank you

32. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The S4 can't even run multi window without lagging, its not even close to a desktop/laptop.

5. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

where is htc ? is it in the others :S

6. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Maybe.. I read in Androidheadlines that htc is on the second spot next to Samsung in Android Arena

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

And Sony officially said they sold over 8 million Xperias..someone is being off here

11. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Sony LG and HTC are fighting tightly for the second spot. But i am also sure thay Sony managed to outsell HTC

33. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Sony > HTC > LG

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

RIM outsold Microsoft and Nokia!! Lovely

26. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Oh Nokia, what a disaster getting married to Microsoft. Android is way hotter and would have sold you more phones.. #Fact

29. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I'm a random guy, and I approve this message lol

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..and Android sold 30 TIMES more. Lol. Droid rage!

9. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let the iRationalization begin!

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ANDROID FTW™ ® ©

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Where the hell is HTC and BlackBerry?

15. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Well most consumer may be smart enough to choose the s4. The HTC One has been returned a lot because of blown out speakers and dead pixels of course, so no surprise there.

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And what about BlackBerry? Never mind. -_-

19. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

stop trolling the Samsung s4 was returned more than any other phone this year do to lag and screen pink blur and over heating

36. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Where is your data supporting this "fact?" Same question to chistoefurpuffer.

37. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

You can read articles about what christoefurpuffer said. Just google it. Anyway the credibility of that survey of Sprint or at&t (i forgot) stores is unknown.. Rayanx10 is saying about the issues being brought in xda forums and androicentral forums about gs4 but there is no definite article or news saying that gs4 is heavily returned in stores maybe because there are temporary fixes brought by some people there and lags have been almost fixed by the recent updates..

39. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What I'm saying is that they're both throwing allegations without any proof. If they want to sound as though their stating facts and not being fanboys, then they should provide links.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where is Extasy.....™

20. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

With no new iphone model coming in Q2 and with S4 and HTC ONE out... i wouldn't be surprised if android hits the 80% mark in Q2...

21. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Note3 next nexus devices sony honami and togari lg g2 tizen device

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