Samsung and Android controlled the global smart mobile device market in Q1
In third place was Lenovo with a 5% market share (15 million smart mobile devices shipped), followed by Sony's 3.2% (9.8 million devices shipped) and Huawei's 3.1% share (9.7 million devices shipped). Smartphones were the fastest growing device among the smart mobile trio.
Turning to mobile platforms, Android represented 59.5% of smart mobile devices shipped globally in the first quarter, followed up by the 19.3% share belonging to iOS. Thanks to the large number of Windows powered notebooks, Microsoft came in third with an 18.1% share.
If we remove the tablets and notebooks from the data and concentrate on smartphones, Canalys shows Android with a whopping 75.6% global market share in the first quarter. Samsung alone accounts for about half of those shipments. Apple controlled 20% of the market with Huawei, ZTE and LG rounding out the top five. Strong domestic sales by the Chinese manufacturers helped keep companies like HTC, Sony and BlackBerry out of the top five.
source: Canalys via electronista