August 4, 2012 9:13am
Google’s Android OS took a commanding market share once again in Q2. According to the latest report from research firm Canalys the open OS grabbed a whopping 68.1% of the global smartphone market share by shipping 107.8 million devices – representing a 110.4% increase of last year (51.2 million shipments). Canalys stated one of the reasons for the dramatic increase was from Samsung’s family of handsets, including the Galaxy S III, which saw them ship 45 million Android devices.
Apple’s iOS came in second place with total iPhone shipments of 26 million, representing a market share of 16.4%. RIM’s BlackBerry OS took the bronze in Q2 2012 with 8.5 million shipments (5.4% market share). This is decent considering they haven’t released a flagship handset in a year. However, their market share dropped by 32.1 % over last year. Windows Phone is still slow to adopt as they shipped only 5.1 million smartphoen (3.2% market share), but is an increase of 277.3% over last year (1.2%).