Gartner Says Android And Windows Phone Are Growing; iOS Sliding

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Android and Windows Phone are growing while iOS is sliding, says Gartner in their Q3 2013 report. While Android still leads by far, the performance of Window Phone is remarkable. A quote from Gartner:

In the smartphone operating system (OS) market, Android surpassed 80 percent market share in the third quarter of 2013, which helped extend its leading position. However, the winner of this quarter is Microsoft which grew 123 percent.

Here is a table giving Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in Q3 2013:

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Note also that Windows Phone now has double the share that BlackBerry has. Just like I said many months back, Windows Phone has taken the 3rd smartphone OS spot sweatlessly.

Another surprise is that Lenovo became the No. 3 worldwide smartphone vendor for the first time. Keep your eyes on Lenovo, people!


If you are interested in all the details, do have a look at the full Q3 2013 report from Gartner.

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  1. Lenovo’s really shocking all. Look at what they have done in the PC market too. And with WindowsOS, well I’ll just say I’ll be looking at getting one in the future..

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