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Android gains a 50% share of smartphone sales, but Apple still dominates the profits

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.

Android gains a 50% share of smartphone sales, but Apple still dominates the profits

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.”
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