Android smartphone share crosses 50 pc

By : |July 16, 2012 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Sale of smart phones based on Andorid operating system has sored over the months and Android has emerged as dominant software by capturing a market share of 51.8 per cent of all smartphone owned so far.

Andorid phones also accounted to 54.6 per cent of of purchases in the past three months, according to a new study by research firm Nielsen.

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The finding is in line with an earlier survey by ComScore, which also found Android had secured half the market.

Analysts credit strong sales of high-end Android phones like Samsung’s Galaxy range and HTC’s One X – but, more, a swarm of low-cost Androids.

Within the Android camp, Samsung has the greatest market share, followed by Taiwan’s HTC (which also makes budget house-brands for phone companies) and recent Google acquisition Motorola.
The losers are RIM’s BlackBerry, which continues to fall away, and the Nokia-backed, Microsoft Windows Phone platform, which has yet to gain serious traction. Yesterday, Nokia halved the price of its flagship Lumia 900 smartphone.

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