Apple’s Market Share Falls as Android Rockets Past 50%

By November 15, 2011November 18th, 2020No Comments

Interesting new market data out today on Android vs iPhone vs Those Other Guys…

According to recent data courtesy of Gartner, Android’s market share has rocketed past the 50% mark to hit 52.5% of worldwide smartphone sales. To put that into perspective, that’s over double its share on year ago.

After Android, there’s a huge drop to Nokia’s Symbian, which suffered the sharpest fall since 2010’s third quarter. Back then, Symbian stood at 36.3% of sales, but has since plummeted to less than half of its 2010 share to 16.9%. Soon, it’s likely to drop below iOS, making it the third most popular worldwide platform.

In third, for the time being, is Apple’s iOS with a 15% market share — a drop of 1.6% from last year.

Blackberry and Windows Phone continue to decline, and quite dramatically so… Interesting stats.