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Smartphone sales globally accounted for 55% of all mobile phone sales in Q3

Research firm Gartner has published its latest report outlining the global mobile phone industry for Q3 2013. The report shows that smartphone sales accounted for 55% of the overall mobile phone market globally in Q3 -- the highest ever on record. Globally, 455.6 million mobile phones were sold in Q3 for an increase of 5.7% compared to Q3 of 2012.
 
The 55% of overall mobile phone sales that smartphones have achieved is the segments highest market share to date.
 
Gartner predicts that global mobile phone sales for 2013 will reach 1.81 billion units for an increase of 3.4% compared to 2012.

When it comes to smartphone OS share, Android is by far the most dominant player with 81.9% of the market. The next closest players are iOS with 12.1% and Windows Phone with 3.6%. 
 
Samsung's global market share remained flat during Q3 2013, but it maintained its lead with 32.1% of the global smartphone market compared to Apple's 12.1%. The third-place spot went to Lenovo with 5.1% of the market, while LG and Huawei followed closely with 4.8% and 4.7% of the market respectively.
 
Lenovo sold 12.9 million smartphones, an increase of 84.5% compared to the same quarter of last year. Apple sold 30.3 million units in Q3 of 2013 for an increase of 23.2% compared to last year.
 
“While the arrival of the new iPhones 5s and 5c had a positive impact on overall sales, such impact could have been greater had they not started shipping late in the quarter. While we saw some inventory built up for the iPhone 5c, there was good demand for iPhone 5s with stock out in many markets,” said Mr. Gupta.

Source: Gartner



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RE: Ummm
By ilt24 on 11/14/2013 12:19:20 PM , Rating: 2
While by vendor vs. OS, this data from a Q3'13 by Strategy Analytics, shows Blackberry is now down to 1%.

Global Smartphone Vendor Market Share %
Samsung 35.0%
Apple 13.4%
Huawei 5.0%
Lenovo 4.8%
LG 4.7%
Sony 4.0%
Coolpad 3.6%
Nokia 3.5%
ZTE 3.4%
TCL-Alcatel 2.1%
Xiaomi 2.1%
HTC 1.8%
Motorola 1.7%
BlackBerry 1.0%
Pantech 0.5%
Sharp 0.4%
Fujitsu 0.2%
Acer 0.1%
NEC - Casio - Hitachi 0.1%
Panasonic 0.1%
Others 12.8%
Total 100.0%

Note sure how easy this will be to use, but here are unit and % data for Samsung, Apple and Blackberry, which show how dramatic Samsung's rise and Blackberry's fall have been.

Global Smartphone Vendor Shipments (Millions of Units) Q1 '10 Q2 '10 Q3 '10 Q4 '10 Q1 '11 Q2 '11 Q3 '11 Q4 '11 Q1 '12 Q2 '12 Q3 '12 Q4 '12 Q1 '13 Q2 '13 Q3 '13
Samsung 2.7 3.1 7.5 10.7 12.6 20.2 28.1 36.5 44. 4 48.7 56.9 63.0 69.4 76.0 88.4
Apple 8.8 8.4 14.1 16.2 18.6 20.3 17.1 37.0 35.1 26.0 26.9 47.8 37.4 31.2 33.8
BlackBerry 10.6 11.2 12.4 14.6 13.8 12.5 11.8 13 .4 11.0 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 5.7 2.5


Global Smartphone Vendor Marketshare % Q1 '10 Q2 '10 Q3 '10 Q4 '10 Q1 '11 Q2 '11 Q3 '11 Q4 '11 Q1 '12 Q2 '12 Q3 '12 Q4 '12 Q1 '13 Q2 '13 Q3 '13
Samsung 4.8% 5.0% 9.3% 10.6% 12.2% 18.3% 23.4% 2 3.2% 28.9% 31.1% 32.9% 29.0% 32.4% 32.6% 35.0%
Apple 15.9% 13.5% 17.4% 16.1% 18.1% 18.4% 14.3% 23.6% 22.8% 16.6% 15.6% 22.0% 17.5% 13.4% 13.4%
BlackBerry 19.1% 17.9% 15.3% 14.5% 13.4% 11.3% 9 .8% 8.5% 7.2% 4.7% 4.3% 3.4% 3.5% 2.4% 1.0%



RE: Ummm
By ilt24 on 11/14/2013 12:28:36 PM , Rating: 2
Found the version with the OS data:

Global Smartphone OS Shipments (Millions of Units)
Android 205.9
Apple iOS 33.8
Microsoft 10.3
Blackberry OS 2.5
Bada 0.3
Firefox OS 0.1
Total 252.9

Global Smartphone OS Market Share %
Android 81.42%
Apple iOS 13.36%
Microsoft 4.07%
Blackberry OS 0.99%
Bada 0.12%
Firefox OS 0.04%
Total 100.00%


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