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IDC: Android garners 68% of market in Q2 2012, Blackberry and Symbian continues to fall

Google’s Android continues to dominate the smartphone wars as it garnered 68.1% market share of all smartphones shipped in Q2 2012 according to the the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

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Apple’s iOS naturally comes in 2nd with 16.9% market share, a drop from last year’s 18.8% on the same quarter. However, interest in the iPhone is expected to peak up again once the latest iteration of the smartphone is announced as early as next month.

Things are not running so hot in the BlackBerry and Symbian camp which made up less than 10% of smartphone shares. They experienced a 40.9% and 62.9% drop respectively from last year.

RIM’s response is to delay the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones which was expected this year, to a 2013 release. Nokia, on the other hand, is banking on Windows Phone OS which enjoyed a 115.3% increase in shipped units from last year (no surprise there).

Top Smartphone Operating Systems, Shipments, and Market Share, Q2 2012
(Units in Millions)

Operating SystemQ2 2012 ShipmentsQ2 2012 Market ShareQ2 2011 ShipmentsQ2 2011 Market ShareYear-over-year Change
BlackBerry OS7.44.8%12.511.5%-40.9%
Windows Phone 7 / Windows Mobile5.43.5%2.52.3%115.3%
Grand Total154.0100.0%108.3100.0%42.2%

IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, August 8, 2012

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  • Griswold

    Windows is on a roll!! 115% increase since last year. hahaha. not! 😛

  • It’s all about android OS…. Android really rocks! Almost most phone brands runs on Android, some wants to get connected with Android OS and still rising.

  • It’s no wonder, the rise of Android will continue.
    There are simply too many manufacturers and devices out there, that run on Android than anything else.