We’ve already seen Strategy Analytics’ report on Android smartphone growth in Q2 2013, and now that the IDC’s report is in, it’s pretty conclusive. The IDC shows that total smartphone growth grew about 51.3% year-over-year, with all smartphone vendors shipping 236.4 million units in Q2. Android devices are on top, with nearly 80% of the market share, an increase of about 10% from Q2 last year. Apple’s market share took the biggest hit, dropping from 16% down to 13%, partly because they haven’t released a new device in about a year. Windows Phone actually made some slight improvements, but BlackBerry is still in a steady decline.
Linux, Symbian, and “other” devices are also slowly decreasing, but we may see that change with Firefox OS and Tizen entering the market in the next few months.
source: Business Wire