The Report comes from Gartner, a top research firm claiming that in the second quarter of 2012, Samsung’s mobile phone sale kept its ground intact and managed to win over both Apple and Nokia, making Android Phone being the grand dragon capturing 64% of the worldwide market share.
The report highlights that the demand for new Galaxy SIII was particularly strong, exceeding Samsung’s own expectations, with a reported 10 million units reached in the two months after its release. The Galaxy SIII was the best-selling Android product in the quarter and could have been higher but for product shortages. Even then, Samsung won over by 9o million handsets sales in the Q2. There is no denying Android’s dominance anymore. Android is winning.
Gartner analyst marks the date range for the statistic from April to June which admittedly was a golden point for Android while iPhone sales were starting to settle down. The Samsung Galaxy SIII was launched later in May, and like we mentioned in our blog, The Q1 was winning with Android too, taking up a good chunk of Samsung’s haul. It was a lucky quarter for Android and Samsung both.
In the race to be top smartphone manufacturer in 2012, Samsung has consistently progressed its lead over Apple, and its open OS market share increased to one-and-a-half times that of Apple in the second quarter of 2012. As the report says, the iPhone sales were a bit down in the second quarter,(might be because of the iPhone 5 rumour ) Well, ofcourse, who would want to spend on a product when the new one is expected to be just around the corner?
Apple’s best iPhone quarter was that of Q1 of 2012, where 33M iPhones were sold — an impressive accomplishment considering there are only a handful of models. Now, during Android’s best quarter, there were 98M units sold. There is simply no comparison. Good for our Android app which has now more than 1250 Android devices support now. The iPhone 5 will likely make the Apple’s holiday quarter a bit better, but Samsung, Motorola, LG, and HTC combined Android units numbers will account for more units. In fact, Samsung alone might move units than Apple.
The game of patent war is still on. Its not just a fan boys game any more. Gartner analysts said the arrival of the iPhone 5 should provide the greatest upgrade opportunity yet as the expected new design with a larger screen and likely other stylistic changes to the form factor will certainly make a strong case for iPhone 4 users to upgrade. Until then, Android mobile platform has securely positioned itself on the top of mobile mountain.