Worldwide market share for smartphones

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Posted: Jul 24, 2012 6:07 PM
Worldwide market share for smartphones

Android and Apple devices dominate in smartphones, with nearly 80 percent of the worldwide market combined, according to Gartner. Apple said Tuesday that it sold another 26 million iPhones during the April-June quarter, up 28 percent from a year ago.

Companies making Android devices include Samsung Electronics Co., HTC Corp. and Motorola Mobility, which Google now owns. Samsung also makes phones using its Bada system.

Here are Gartner's figures for worldwide smartphone unit sales and market share in the first quarter of 2012, by operating system. Gartner's second-quarter report is not yet out.

Android (Google Inc.) — 81.1 million units, 56.1 percent share (36.4 percent a year earlier)

iOS (Apple Inc.'s iPhone) — 33.1 million units, 22.9 percent share (16.9 percent a year earlier)

Symbian (mostly used by Nokia Corp.) — 12.5 million units, 8.6 percent share (27.7 percent a year earlier)

BlackBerry (Research in Motion Ltd.) — 9.9 million units, 6.9 percent share (13.0 percent a year earlier)

Bada (Samsung Electronics Co.) — 3.8 million units, 2.7 percent share (1.9 percent a year earlier)

Windows (Microsoft Corp.) — 2.7 million units, 1.9 percent share (2.6 percent a year earlier)

Other — 1.2 million units, 0.9 percent share (1.5 percent a year earlier)

Source: Gartner Inc.