According to an analysis done by Canalys, which involved adding up the Q2 reports from smartphone carriers and manufacturers, the shipment of smartphones worldwide grew an amazing 64%. What’s better than that? How about the fact that Android shipments have risen by – I hope you’re sitting down – 886%. Come back to this article when your heart attack finishes.
According to their findings, Nokia is till in the lead in the mobile space, but the gap is quickly being filled in their 38% market share. Nokia’s smartphone shipments came in at a record-setting 23.8 million handsets in Q2, which is an increase of 41% from last year. RIM’s blackberry handsets also increased 41%, putting them at 18% market share, right in behind Symbian. Apple’s iPhone shipments were up 61%, which is slower that years passed, putting them at 13 % market share.
Then, there’s Android. Coming in at almost 900% growth. While we wouldn’t expect this rate to continue, it is quite easy to see how Android’s marketing and development is paying off. It wouldn’t be at all unreasonable to expect Android to take the lead into the top 3 in the next year or so.