Microsoft Sixth Place Mobile OS Vendor with 1.6% Worldwide Market Share

  • August 12, 2011

August 12, 2011- Gartner announced worldwide market share for handset vendors.  As of the end of Q2 2011, Nokia was the market leader with 22.8% share of the market by unit sales of mobile handsets.  Samsung was second with 16.3%,  LG third with 5.7%, Apple fourth with 4.7% and ZTE fifth with 3.0% (tied with RIM).  HTC was seventh, followed by Motorola, Huawei and Sony Ericsson.  Sales of smartphones increased 74% year-over-year and now account for 17% of all handsets sold.  Worldwide smartphone OS market share by unit sales placed Android in the lead with 43.4% of the market, Symbian second with 22.1%, iOS third with 18.2%,  RIM fourth with 11.7%, Bada fifth with 1.9% and Microsoft Windows Phone sixth with 1.6%.


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