May 18, 2012 News
Gartner has released its latest report and we are seeing big numbers here. Samsung is flying high for the first quarter of 2012. 40 percent of Android based smartphones sold globally are all Samsung. Even better is that other vendors were not able to cross 10 percent.
Users worldwide are preferring smartphone as the sales of smartphone increased by 45 percent year over year, with 144 million smartphones being shipped during the first quarter of 2012. Samsung’s in the lead with estimate of 86.6 million and Nokia following closely behind with 83.2 million units of sales.
In the smartphone OS market, Android is clearly in the lead with 56.1% of market share in the first quarter and iOS is in second place with 22.9%. Mr. Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner says “At the high end, hardware features coupled with applications and services are helping differentiation, but this is restricted to major players with intellectual property assets. However, in the mid to low-end segment, price is increasingly becoming the sole differentiator. This will only worsen with the entry of new players and the dominance of Chinese manufacturers, leading to increased competition, low profitability and scattered market share.”
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