Android accounts for 68.1% of smartphone market share in Q2 thanks to Samsung
Android has grown quarter by quarter by a 15% point increase, jumping up to 68.1% of the total smartphone market share. This is a huge milestone for our favourite OS and really puts it ahead of the lowly iOS figures. Apple’s closed-source OS dropped from a stable 23% to 16.9% over the same time period.
Who’s to thank, though? It appears as though Samsung’s incredible sales over the last few months are what have really pushed Android to this extreme height. We recently reported that Samsung has claimed nearly $6 billion in profit for Q2 2012 and sold over 10 million Galaxy S IIIs. Wow, just wow.
What’s really quite astounding is that just one year ago Symbian commanded 16.9% of the smartphone market share. Does that number sound familiar? Yeah, I just mentioned that iOS now controls exactly 16.9% of the market share. In just one year Symbian has managed to drop by 75% and end up with a 4.4% share. Could this potentially happen to Apple’s famed OS over the next one year period? Unlikely. But I do expect to see a further drop in market share as other Android OEMs up their game and Samsung continues to make big forward movements in the mobile scene.