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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: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By TakinYourPoints on 11/17/2013 3:32:55 AM , Rating: 2
Software is features, this isn't brain surgery. That you'd compare a low end smartphone running second rate apps against one of the best smartphones and mobile ecosystems on the market speaks volumes about your hilariously outrageous bias.

RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By retrospooty on 11/17/2013 8:12:07 AM , Rating: 2
I am not saying its a better phone, but the $179 Moto G does do more than a $650 iPhone 5s. You can't deny it. You want the list again? I can post it if it makes you happy! ;)

RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By Kiffberet on 11/18/2013 8:52:58 AM , Rating: 2
Whats a Moto G got? Changeable battery, SD card?

By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2013 1:32:05 AM , Rating: 2
Yes. Both of which are better than silly things like faster hardware and better software.

You know. Silly things.

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