The Q3 Mobile Numbers: It's All About Apple and Android
Gartner’s latest figures on worldwide mobile phone sales came out today, showing no change in the market’s major story lines, and that’s good news for Apple and Google’s Android. Total mobile phone sales for Q3 were up 35 percent year-over-year, and smartphone sales were up 96 percent. Among device makers, leaders Nokia, Samsung and LG saw continued share erosion, while Apple climbed past RIM into fourth place. Among smartphone operating systems, Android captured 25.5 percent of the market, up from a mere 3.5 percent a year earlier.