At first, no-one thought it could happen, then some began to see its possibility. Now, it has happened: Apple is officially the number 1 smartphone maker on the planet, pushing the incumbent Nokia to number 3 position. Samsung, who have been on Nokia’s tail for years, finally edged out the Finnish company to sit at the number 2 spot.
Here’s how the 2nd Quarter 2011 smartphone shipments went:
- Apple: 20.3 million units
- Samsung: 19.2 million units
- Nokia: 16.7 million units
As already mentioned here on MobilityNigeria, the Samsung Galaxy S II is currently regarded as the hottest smartphone on the planet, having sold 5 million units in less than 3 months. Perhaps someday, Samsung will sit at the top of the smartphone food chain.
In the modern smartphone market, that is not impossible. Congrats, Apple! An amazing feat indeed, considering that it took just 4 years to pull off.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.