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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 Mitch101 on 11/14/2013 2:29:26 PM , Rating: 2
So what your saying is Microsoft makes money on 85.6% of the mobile devices out there and only has to support 3.6% of the Mobile device market sold?

Microsoft is generating $2 billion per year in revenue from Android patent royalties.

I enjoy my Windows Phone it does what I need and is reliable. What more do you want from a smartphone? I dont feel the need for it to be faster or have a bigger screen but if I did there are options. It already has an incredible camera and maps doesn't require a constant data connection sucking up my data plan. Ok hate on it and buy another Android Microsoft is still making money off you.

RE: Ummm
By Reclaimer77 on 11/14/2013 8:49:04 PM , Rating: 2
Ok hate on it and buy another Android Microsoft is still making money off you.

And you sleep better at night knowing that too I guess?

What a fanboi. Extolling Microsoft's patent trolling as some kind of positive...

RE: Ummm
By Mitch101 on 11/14/2013 9:59:56 PM , Rating: 2
Ill throw you a pity party.

Google had the opportunity to join the patent purchase that would give them leverage to cross license but they decided they didn't need to so now their vendors are paying the price.

Don't cry a river of patent trolling when its their own fault Google tries to strong arm everyone else with their Motorola patents too but I guess that's not trolling. How myopic of you.

"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone

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