More than half of all smartphones sold worldwide are Android
With recent results that 56.9% of all smartphones sold in Australia are Android, comes even more whopping news: more than half of all smartphones sold worldwide are Android!
Nielsen’s latest smartphone results for Q2 2012 have just been posted, and show Android sitting at 51% of world sales.
This is an increase of 4.7% over two trading quarters, and shows the impact the Android movement is making on the world of smartphones.
Apple managed an impressive 34%, considering they have just one phone every couple of years to fight with. Blackberry is still hanging in there with a showing of 9%.
The remainder is broken up amongst what remains of Symbian, and the few Windows mobile users out there.
Of course, this may all change once iPhone 5 and Windows 8 are respectively released, but you can count on a whole array of new and dazzling Androids to take up the fight when that occurs.
Other interesting news to be had from the figures is that Samsung is at the top of the Android heap with 17% of all Android sales, as opposed to HTC with 14%, Motorola at 11% and the rest squabbling over the remainder.
There is still some room to move for LG and Sony if they can get a foothold with any of their Quad Core, ICS generation of phones.