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.