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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 retrospooty on 11/17/2013 8:19:07 AM , Rating: 3
"Platform zealotry is so weird. Pluses and minuses for everything, pick your poison, that's what I say."

Such an ironically conflicting statement coming from you. "pick your poison" a very true comment the way you frame it, yet you are all over this site being one of the HUGEST Apple zealots I have ever seen. You move the goalposts to whatever the "apple advantage of the day" is, and defend them as if your life depends on it and then at the end of every argument , come down of your soapbox and say something fair like " Pluses and minuses for everything, pick your poison, that's what I say." as if the one fair and unbiased sentence makes your constant bias go away.

Whatever... It's all good and we like what we like, but lets not play games and pretend you are something you arent.

By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2013 1:36:53 AM , Rating: 2
Ah yes, the Apple zealot with the Haswell i7, 1TB SSD, and SLI GTX 680 PC that I assembled myself, just as I have for almost 20 years.

What a mactard! :p

I just go with the best hardware and software, that's it. There's no moving of goalposts here, I'm very consistent. You guys, like most forum "techies", seem to have a huge irrational problem with anything that has an Apple logo on it, even if they do a great job.

They can have the fastest mobile hardware with the best software (and what a coincidence, they do), but that doesn't matter because that irrational emotional switch in your head prevents any rational and objective thought because "hurr apple bad".

Forget about brands and free your mind dude

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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