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.