As every one believe, growth of android is increasing day by day, which is also focused by the market share of android.
The research firm Gartner today released the results of sales of mobile phones around the world for the third quarter of 2011. According to the report, Apple’s overall market share of mobile telephony by 3.9% in the current quarter, a decrease of 4.6% in the previous quarter. The performance was impressive enough to keep fourth place standing behind Nokia, Samsung and LG.
The Gartner report states that: “Apple has sold 17 million iPhones, having an annual increase of 21 percent, but down nearly 3 million units compared to the second quarter of 2011, due to the announcement of the iPhone 4S in October. Gartner believes that Apple will recover in the fourth quarter, given the amount of pre-orders for the iPhone 4S in the first week after its announcement. Markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia and China are becoming increasingly important to Apple, which account for 16 percent of total sales, especially now that the 3GS and 4 received cuts on prices.”
Looking at the smartphone market, iPhone OS share has slipped from 18.2% in the second quarter to 15.0% in the third quarter, while the market leader is Android, and Nokia’s Symbian platform will soon be no longer used. In all this we see the huge step of Android who got 52.5% of the smartphone market during the quarter, from 43.4% the previous quarter.
But even if Android continues to take more than half of the smartphone market worldwide, Apple continues to increase its share of profits in the mobile phone industry, in fact, several studies show that Apple currently holds more than half of the profits in the industry.