IDC: Android Accounts For Sixty-Eight Percent Of Smartphones Shipped In Second Quarter

According to the latest report from the IDC, Android and iOS now account for more than 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012. More important is the 68.1 percent of all smartphones shipping running the Android platform. That number is up from 46.9% in the second quarter of 2011, with iOS now sitting at 16.9%. With many smartphone owners waiting for the next-generation iPhone, iOS saw double-digit growth in the second quarter, but that’s where the good news ends, at least for the two largest smartphone platforms.

Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7 account for less than 10 percent of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter. Blackberry now holds just 4.8% of the market, down from 11.5% last year, with Symbian taking a massive hit dropping from 16.9% last year to 4.4% in the second quarter of this year. For its part, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform jumped from 2.3% to 3.5%, but is still a ways off from the third place position it hopes to take a hold of.

As we circle back around to the Android marketshare, Samsung is largely to thank with 44% of all Android smartphones shipped in the second quarter. In fact, Samsung’s shipments were larger than the other seven Android vendors’ combined.

The full data is found in the chart below, with annotations added thanks to the The Next Web.

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     Samsung’s shipments were larger than the other seven Android vendors’ combined.Sweet  EAT that APPLE!!

  • jay_max

    According to the numbers on the chart, it appears as if Windows Phone will be poised to overtake Blackberry and Symbian in Q3 or Q4 in terms of market share at its current rate of growth.  It will be interesting to see the next report.

  • Deadeye37

    While Samsung’s SGSIII is a beast, it’s too bad that HTC didn’t do better with it’s One series.  Then again, they shot themselves in the foot by not including at least a microSD slot. 

    Personally, I love the look & feel of the One S and the One X, but can’t get them because I have a crapload of media on my 32 GB microSD card.  Dropbox won’t help me while I’m away from WiFi and especially is useless if I’m traveling in the rural areas (which I do often).  I am hoping the One X+ that is coming will have a microSD slot.

    • Anton Yatsenko

      Personally I’m moving away from HTC to Samsung. Last HTC phone, MyTouch 4G, had so many issues – Two different screens, two different eMMC chips… I’m just tired of this poor quality bull crap.

    • AQ

      Sprints version of the HTC One X, the Evo 4G LTE has a MicroSD slot & Camera shutter button along with the Kickstand.

  • Nearmsp

    If Apple does not sell iPhone 5 on T-mobile, expect Android to dominate even more. T-mobile has more customers than adults in Canada. Can not understand Apple’s logic to give away market share to Android.

    • I agree with ‘
      Can not understand Apple’s logic to give away market share to Android.’

  • Truth be told, this number will continue to rise.

  • The Dev

    Aren’t android phones the same as Linux phones?

    • Ash

       And your point is?