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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 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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