The numbers are in, the charts have been set up and the winners have already been crowned.
According to Gartner, smartphones occupied 55% of mobile phones shipped in 2013 Quarter 3, with Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, LG, Huawei and ‘others’ taking up 32.1%, 12.1%, 5.1%, 4.8% and 41.1% of smartphones respectively. Each vendor listed above including ‘others’ (see what we did there?) added a few points to their market share except Apple who lost 2.2% from last year’s Quarter 3 14.3%.
Gartner echoed a previous statistics report (from another analyst) that said Android now has over 81% market share.
iOS, Microsoft, Blackberry, Bada, Symbian and other mobile operating systems scampered for the remaining 18.1%