Research has shown that Android systems are now half of all smartphone sales.
The market share for smartphones running Google Inc.’s Android software doubled in the third quarter as more devices became available and Apple delayed release of a new iPhone, according to the research firm Gartner.
In percentages, Q3 2011 stats shows that;
- Android had > 50%,
- Nokia’s Symbian system had 17% ,
- Research In Motion had 11%,
of the smartphone market as compared to a year ago;
- Android had 25%
- Nokia’s Symbian system had 36% ,
- Research In Motion had 15%,
Its major competitor, Apple also dropped to 15% from a 17% market share of last year.
“Android benefited from more mass-market offerings, a weaker competitive environment and the lack of exciting new products on alternative operating systems such as Windows Phone 7 and RIM,” said Roberta Cozza, principal research analyst at Gartner.
As some analysts have already estimated, Samsung became the No. 1 smartphone maker worldwide, largely because of its Galaxy devices running on Android. Gartner said Samsung sold 24 million smartphones in the quarter, compared with 17 million iPhones.
Waiting to see what the stats would say by the end of the year following the release of the IPhone 4S at the end of the Q3.