Gartner has released figures of global phone and smartphone sales for Q3 (July/Aug/Sep) 0f 2011. Table of Contents show 1 A few nuggets from Gartner’s

Global smartphone marketshare by OS in Q3 2011

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Gartner has released figures of global phone and smartphone sales for Q3 (July/Aug/Sep) 0f 2011.

A few nuggets from Gartner’s report

Worldwide sales of mobile devices totaled 440.5 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year.

Despite a drop in market share, Nokia continued to be the worldwide leader in mobile device sales as it accounted for 23.9 percent of global sales.

Non-smartphone devices performed well, driven by demand in emerging markets for low-cost devices from white-box manufacturers, and for dual-subscriber identity module (SIM) devices.

Smartphone sales to end users reached 115 million units in the third quarter of 2011, up 42 percent from the third quarter of 2010.

Android OS Rose to Account for 52.5 Percent of Smartphone Sales.

Heavy marketing from both Nokia and Microsoft to push the new Lumia devices should bring more improvement in the fourth quarter of 2011. However, a true turnaround won’t take place until the second half of 2012.

Samsung became the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer worldwide.

Smartphone OS Marketshare

Here’s a table showing where each smartphone OS stood at the end of that period (and figures for 2010 too, for comparison purposes).

Operating System

3Q11 (Units)

3Q11 (%)

3Q10 (Units)

3Q10 (%)

Android

60,490.4

52.5

20,544.0

25.3

Symbian

19,500.1

16.9

29,480.1

36.3

iOS

17,295.3

15.0

13,484.4

16.6

Research In Motion

12,701.1

11.0

12,508.3

15.4

Bada

2,478.5

2.2

920.6

1.1

Microsoft

1,701.9

1.5

2,203.9

2.7

Others

1,018.1

0.9

1,991.3

2.5

Total

115,185.4

100

81,132.6

100

Source

9 comments

  1. The report seems to be inconclusive. In terms smartphones world, who is the second, third and so on manufacturers? What is the % market share has the previous leader dropped?

  2. Impressive performance from Android but even Nokia is still tagging along with Symbian nicely considering this a one manufacturer show. The only downside here imho is consideration of their former leadership position.

    4th quarter result is still going to see some changes in the table. iOS will certainly make some inroads into Android and Symbian market shares with this introduction of iPhone4S and it is very likely Apple will overtake Nokia and maybe even Samsung in the smartphone manufacturers table.

  3. I don’t think Apple can just overtake Nokia or Samsung like that. Their iOS is built for the rich American customers, and America doesn’t seem to influence world smartphone sales much

  4. @Saiddigge

    I don ’t think Apple can just overtake Nokia or Samsung like that . Their iOS is built for the rich American customers, and America doesn ’ t seem to influence world smartphone sales much

    I think America to a very great extent does influence world smartphone sales alright, and that is the most likely reason Nokia is having problems today. Lack of acceptance in America is the major reason for adopting Windows phone and abandoning Symbian at the same time.

    Don’t just underestimate America. Apart from almost total rejection of Nokia Symbian phones in America, another big force to reckon with is the American bloggers. No matter how good a product might be, any bad publicity from them can spell doom to it.

  5. Americans get mouth in this Tech industry ohhh.

    As par the other comment, Americans can get an iPhone from free to $300 and pay over 2years as if you are paying for BIS.

    In my opinion Americans pay the lowest price for most wonderful gadgets worldwide.

  6. bosun99uk

    As par the other comment, Americans can get an iPhone from free to $300 and pay over 2years as if you are paying for BIS.

    In my opinion Americans pay the lowest price for most wonderful gadgets worldwide.

    Actually, Americans pay the highest. Add up the initial payment and the monthly contract fees, and you will be shocked how much higher they pay to get those devices.

  7. Let nokia work with our networks and give US nokia 800 for 30000naira and tell us to may 1,5k for 250mb and 100monthly free text for the next 2years! Tell me isnt that cheap? Infact they will run out of sales in few days!

  8. @Yomi

    Lets not forget

    Access to data
    Unlimited Voice
    Unlimited SMS
    And the time value of Money.

    Plus unlocked phones are also available over there at higher prices but most people still go for 2yrs plans.

    Let MTN sell iPhone4S at 40,000 and say I should come and pay 7500/month and i will get 2GB data, unlimited calls and SMS. They certainly wont be able to handle the Crowd.

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