IDC: Android market share grows to 78 percent




Approximately 78 percent of the smartphones sold worldwide in the last months of 2013 ran on Android. That has to market research firm IDC calculated. The market share of Android and Windows Phone rose, that iOS and BlackBerry collapsed.

Apple sold according to IDC, although slightly more iPhones than in the same period last year, but because the total number of smartphones sold much harder rose, the market share of the iPhone dropped 20.9 percent to 17.6 percent. Nearly 96 percent of smartphones sold revolved Android or iOS, which the two operating systems still have become in the last months of 2013. Dominant together

Within Android Samsung was the clear leader, but according to IDC, Huawei was the world number two. Total load that Huawei on the coveted third spot. IDC points out that after the acquisition of Motorola Lenovo would claim that spot.

Windows Phone saw its market share increase, but the increase by 0.4 percentage point to 3 percent is anything but spectacular. IDC estimates that more than 90 percent of the Windows Phone sales accounted for by Nokia. Microsoft takes on Nokia in a few months. BlackBerry’s market share, according to market research firm dropped below 1 percent.

There are several agencies that analysts make estimates of sales in the smartphone market. Since not all manufacturers provide figures and because manufacturers do not break down sales by operating system, provide estimates of analysts, the only guidance to use the sales and market shares. Estimates Besides doing Gartner, IDC, Canalys and Strategy Analytics estimates of the smartphone market.


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