IDC reported that 104.8 million Android-based smartphones shipped worldwide during the second quarter, representing a 106.5 percent gain over the 50.8 million handsets that launched in the same period last year. Android nabbed 68.1 percent of the smartphone market last quarter.
Android's top competitor, Apple's iOS, was dominated by Google's operating system last quarter, nabbing only 16.9 percent market share on 26 million smartphone shipments. That figure was up 27.5 percent compared with the 20.4 million iPhones that hit store shelves during the second quarter last year.
"Android continues to fire on all cylinders," Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC's Mobile Phone Technology and Trends program, said today in a statement. "The market was entreated to several flagship models from Android's handset partners, prices were well within reach to meet multiple budgetary needs, and the user experience from both Google and its handset partners boosted Android smartphones' utility far beyond simple telephony."
Seems that all those "analysts" are dead on with the whole "Android is running out of steam"
Android is now close to 70% of smartphone market. So crazy. When we remember the OS that had only 3% at the beginning of 2009,
I guess I was very close with my estimates.. iOS is now at 16.9 percent market share.. I guessed that by this year iOS would be between 15-20% overall. I think it will go lower as Windows Phone grows.