ABI Research: Android captured 46.4% of the Q2 smartphone market share

Ian Hardy

July 29, 2011 8:11 am


Android adoption is increasing at an incredible rate. Google recently announced they are seeing over 550,000 Android phones activated every day, but according to the latest report from ABI Research the mobile OS captured 46.4% of the Q2 smartphone market share. ABI says there were 103 million smartphones shipped in Q2 (Strategy Partners stated earlier today that 110 million smartphones were shipped), 47 million of them were powered by Google’s Android platform. Leaving the remaining 53% to Apple (shipped 20.3 million iPhones), Windows Phone, RIM, HP/Palm, Nokia and others.

ABI also believes that Samsung raked in the most Android market share with 34% of all Q2 Android shipments (15,980,000), followed by HTC with 23% (10,810,000), and Sony Ericsson with 11% (5,170,000). The other 20 million devices are presumably from Motorola, Acer and others.

Source: Reuters

  • zico

    Im going to take an estimate for canada (based on riding the subway everyday)

    blackberry – 45%
    iphone – 50%
    android – 5%

    • jellmoo

      While it is a somewhat facetious way of saying it, Android hasn’t gained the same giant slice of market share in Canada as it has elsewhere. I think that a lot has to do with the carriers only relatively recently picking up the top of the line Android models.

      I see more Droids out and about than I used to, but I still see way more iPhones and Blackberrys. With two of the Big 3 now holding high end devices on their roster though, this could change fairly soon.

  • JVP

    iphone is going down =)

  • Stuntman

    The market shares are going to be different in different countries. In Canada, Blackberrys have been very popular for a long time. Then the iPhone came and was available for all 3 major carriers and it gained a lot of market share in Canada. Android came later and was not very heavily marketed in Canada at all. Only recently have I seen more marketing for Android phones. Still, I find I’m always bombarded by ads for the iPhone all the time. I see way more ads for the iPhone than for everything else combined.

    Looking around me, I have noticed more an more Android phones over time. Still, I find that iPhones are more common. Backberrys are use in my office, so I see them here at work all the time.

  • Jay

    Android is class, Apple is trash

  • Slype

    Looks like Apple is going to have a repeat of what happened back in the 90’s. Closed systems suck…. Control freaks rarely win the IT space and no one is more of a control freak than Steve Jobs.

    They should have learned from their mistakes 20 years ago…

  • jim

    I like how these andriod i****s keep offering up ideas for apple and see their demise. In reality they are setting sales records.

  • steve

    Yeah sure… Androind has more market share than iPhone. OK, but it took 5 companies combined to outsell sell 1.

  • Ronnie

    Oh yeah, Motorola Charm for $59 outselling the big bad iPhone… Real impressive.

  • 1337 h4x0r

    Hell, I could have a piece of iPhone market share too if I gave away free phones.

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