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iOS continues to lose Global Market Share captured by Android in Q3 2011

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According to Gartner reports for Q3 2011, sales of Smartphones all over the world has increased 42% where as 5.6% increase is witness for mobile devices sales. Although Apple had done remarkably well in iOS devices sales reaching up to 17.3 million units however the iOS platform share still remained 15% which is 1.6% lower than last quarter Q2 2011. This share has been considerably captured by ever increasing trend of Android OS with upcoming faster devices than ever including Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, HTC ZetaSensation XL etc. Half of the smartphones sold in Q3 2011 were Android devices which is a remarkable figure to show the popularity of Green Bot.

Overall Mobile device sales still witness Nokia as the market leader with 23.9% market share followed by Samsung having 17.8%. However Samsung overall has an edge which is due to Android Smartphone sales having Galaxy Series including Samsung Galaxy S II reigning the Android Smartphones.

Symbian platform has witness decreased popularity so as the RIM which has decreased by 4% whereas the Significant market player tag is clearly been held by Android which is pretty much obvious as there are number of manufacturers which are releasing Smartphone with Android OS as compared to Single OEM Apple. Report also say,

Gartner believes Apple will bounce back in the fourth quarter because of its strongest ever preorders for the iPhone 4S in the first weekend after its announcement. Markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia and China are becoming more important to Apple, representing 16 percent of overall sales and showing that the iPhone has a place in emerging markets.

Even though these figures might not complete the picture as Apple swipes away 52% of the total profit share of the entire market with only few iOS devices.

Source Gartner

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