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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 12/3/2013 1:30:05 AM , Rating: 2
Since when was about double the performance meaningless? Since when was half the input lag meaningless? Since when was either getting exclusive apps or (at best) leading in app exclusivity by months or even years meaningless?

I get that you appreciate bigger screens and changing batteries and widgets. I respect that! Its the childish denial of where "your team" lags that's weird.

Seriously man, I know exactly where iOS falls short. You can't seem to sleep at night unless you know that Android leads in categories that it objectively doesn't.

Rational people accept the negatives are tradeoffs for the positives.


RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By retrospooty on 12/3/2013 9:30:12 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... I just accidentally clicked on my history looking for a previous post and saw this... Here is a point you need to get. After 1-2 days the conversation is over. If you need to come back 2-3 weeks after to get the last word in you already lost, as everyone else moved on from this thread 2-3 weeks ago.

But since you posted "Since when was about double the performance meaningless? "

Now THAT would be something. If you look at ALL of the benchies between the iPhone 5s and any given Snapdragon 800, the difference is a few percent. Totally meaningless. As I have said a dozen times, a few extra "marks" on a synthetic test and a few extra frames on a game is meaningless on a smartphone.

" Since when was either getting exclusive apps or (at best) leading in app exclusivity by months or even years meaningless?"

Since both have exlusive apps and most top apps are available on both... Duh. You dont have enough info on Androids apps to make a qualified statement. We have proven that time and time again. You know jack.

"Rational people accept the negatives are tradeoffs for the positives."

Rational people dont come to the internet to defend a companies products like you. Rational people don't make up rediculously fake stats like "double the performance" Rational people dont come back 3 weeks late to try and win a debnate they already lost.

/drops the mic and walks off


RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2013 3:37:59 PM , Rating: 2
I was away for a few weeks, I don't literally live here to get the last word in like you do. Sorry!

quote:
Since both have exlusive apps and most top apps are available on both


The best apps are either cross-platform or are iOS exclusive, and the better versions are almost always on iOS with the inferior port on Android. Losing Alien Blue, Reeder, Playdek games, XCom, and the upcoming Hearthstone by going to Android would suck, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Even most Android fanatics realize what they're giving up in app selection and quality. They understand that at best they have to wait for a port, if a port arrives at all. This even applies to Google apps! Whenever I bring up specific examples you just ignore it. If you happen to find one app where this wasn't the case (and it was literally ONE app) you jump all over it like its a victory.

You're in more denial than the Iraqi Information Minister, really funny.


RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By retrospooty on 12/3/2013 4:47:57 PM , Rating: 2
"The best apps are either cross-platform or are iOS exclusive, and the better versions are almost always on iOS with the inferior port on Android. Losing Alien Blue, Reeder, Playdek games, XCom, and the upcoming Hearthstone by going to Android would suck, and that's just the tip of the iceberg."

OMG it gets old listening to this silly crap. I don't care about phone or tablet games, so I wont even bother to comment, but come on Reeder? Press or Feedly are great alternatives and you would be missing nothing. I repeat, you dont know what you are talking about here. You might want to start paying more attention as every month that goes by you are more wrong than you were the previous month. At this point its just laughable listening to you go on and on about something that just isnt the case anymore. My god man, its almost 2014, not 2011 anymore.

"You're in more denial than the Iraqi Information Minister, really funny."

Funny coming from you, captain of 2 year old info, but whatever.

"I was away for a few weeks, I don't literally live here"

Nothing wrong with that, just understand that you don't respond within a day or two, the conversation is over . It makes me laugh to see you coming back weeks later and pasting as if you think anyone is still looking. I have seen it with you more than a few times when I go looking for old quotes, and there you are a week or more later posting back as if you think someone will see it. They wont. Like I said, it was by accident I even saw this. 2 days later, its off the front page and the thread is over.


RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2013 10:35:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
just understand that you don't respond within a day or two, the conversation is over


Yes, which is why you "happened" to return to comment the moment I posted a response.

Hypocrite. At least accept that you're the pot calling the kettle black.

Oh who am I kidding, you actually believe that a Moto G with slower hardware and inferior software does more than a top of the line iOS device because it has a removable battery and SD card slot.

If you can't see how objectively asinine that is when you're beyond zealotry.


RE: iOS Is For Revenue, Android Is For Ads
By retrospooty on 12/4/2013 12:16:13 AM , Rating: 2
"you actually believe that a Moto G with slower hardware and inferior software does more than a top of the line iOS device because it has a removable battery and SD card slot."

Yawn. Your twisting of words is tiresome. Note, I didnt say it was a better phone, nor faster, I said it "does more" and that is definitely correct. Any Android, even crappy 3 year old Gingerbread models "do more" than the iPhone 5, so the $179 G is no exception ( and the G doesnt even have SD or removeable battery btw) That is due to the huge list of missing functions from the iPhone. Like I always say, the iPhone is a high end phone with regards to speed, build, and apps and a very low end as far as features. Not sure why that fact bothers you so much, its not like both platforms features are a mystery, its all clearly listed in every spec sheet as I am sure you are aware. It obviously bugs you, but that is your issue, not mine.

As for posting back, I do regret it. I am done with your dumb on this thread. See you the next thread where the iPhone is mentioned in a negative light and you are compelled to defend it.


By TakinYourPoints on 12/5/2013 2:44:40 AM , Rating: 2
Apps are features. Software defines functionality.

SD card slots and removable batteries are casual low end features in comparison.

A Nintendo DS has those things, by your logic it has more features. Ridiculous.


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