Android ups marketshare to 35%, WP7 around 2.4 million shipped

Canalys has released its worldwide country-level smart phone market data for Q1 and shipments grew 83% to 101.0 million units. For the second straight quarter, Android was head of the pack with 35.7 million units shipped, which increased its share to 35%. Nokia held on to the most units shipped for a manufacturer at 24%, but this was down from 39% from the previous year.

Apple has gained too and is now up to 19% of the marketshare while RIM continued its decline because focus was placed on the Playbook.

Nokia, Apple, RIM, Samsung and HTC were the top five global smart phone vendors, as in Q4 2010. Apple continued to make market share gains, reaching 19%. RIM’s share, however, dropped in Q1, as its portfolio awaited a refresh and the vendor focused on the PlayBook launch. Overtaking Motorola, LG moved into sixth place, with its Optimus series of Android smart phones doing well in all regions.

The number of WP7 devices sold is a topic of great mystery. Microsoft has yet to officially comment on sales and it has been speculated that 674,000 units were sold in 2010. Canalys suggests that, at most, 2.4 million WP7 devices were shipped in Q1 of 2011.

The report (via WMpoweruser) does not specifically state how many WP7 devices were shipped but it does say that "Samsung also shipped nearly 3.5 million bada operating system-based smart phones, outperforming total shipments of Windows Phone devices by more than a million units." Which indicates that, at best, 2.4 million WP7 devices were shipped.

The smartphone market is growing, which shouldn't come as a big surprise. As the mobile devices become more integrated into our lives, easier to use, and harness increased battery life, it is expected that consumers will move away from traditional dumb phones for the increased productivity these new devices offer.

 

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Wow, WP7 numbers are like Mac numbers in the desktop computing world.

I guess Microsoft should stop making them and admit failure like Apple did... Whoops, guess Apple didn't do that. Funny that everyone wants Microsoft to give up though.

Well, maybe this time, Apple can give Microsoft money and commit to building apps for WP7 every decade like Microsoft did for Apple and Macs...

thenetavenger said,
Wow, WP7 numbers are like Mac numbers in the desktop computing world.

I think Microsoft would be happy if it could achieve a Mac level of success. But at the moment, that's a distant dream.

-=SEDIN=- said,
I could care less about the numbers. You buy what you like. I love my HD7

I'm sure the Kin early adopters said the same thing.

Dashel said,
Merceedes has lower marketshare too but its better than driving a Honda. Its simply the more elegant platform.

How bout with something comparable such as BMW, Audi, Lexus, etc.

Windows Phone sucks. Who would want to work with a UI like that is beyond me. Android is the clear winner, especially with HTC Sense.

axebox said,

Windows Phone sucks. Who would want to work with a UI like that is beyond me. Android is the clear winner, especially with HTC Sense.

Troll much? Have you ever used a WP7 phone? Its UI is very straightforward and easy to use, and thanks to HW acceleration it's blazing fast, unlike android. Neowin isn't a place for your kind.

Edited by eddman, May 4 2011, 9:02pm :

axebox said,

Windows Phone sucks. Who would want to work with a UI like that is beyond me. Android is the clear winner, especially with HTC Sense.

So you cant handle a new UI?

Sounds like your problem... Im using WP7 on my HD2 as a trial and it works a dream, and i decided to keep it as my main OS on my HD2 rather than 6.5 or Android... It has locked me in to buying a new HTC WP7... Just waiting on the new line ups to hit the market then ill be set... (HD7 only just came out here in AUS to im waiting to see whats new and about to hit the market )

downhillrider said,
my posititve spin is I like my HTC Windows Phone and dont care what anyone thinks.
-(-1)

axebox said,

How bout with something comparable such as BMW, Audi, Lexus, etc.

Windows Phone sucks. Who would want to work with a UI like that is beyond me. Android is the clear winner, especially with HTC Sense.

Maybe this is why some people drive BMWs, and some drive Lexus, and some actually like their good old Honda Accords for being predictable.

Just because you don't like the dash/UI of a Corvette, doesn't mean I don't like the dash/UI of a Corvette, so don't assume your 'opinion' has any influence beyond your own head.

WP7 is fast, easy, and can do things both Android and iPhone cannot, and there are going to be people that like its dash/UI, and like its unique features.

Geesh

downhillrider said,
my posititve spin is I like my HTC Windows Phone and dont care what anyone thinks.

A head in the sand mentality wont help Microsoft or the Windows Mobile platform. As it stands, it's failing big time. I'm not surprised though really. After all, WM7's interface is very fugly.

derekaw said,
The WP7 numbers are appalling. Of course the fans will put a positive spin on it somehow.

Considering that you can only get it on AT$T right now, thats not too bad. As soon as it hits the CDMA market it will increase. AT$T is focused on the iphone and thats it.

BrewNinja said,

Considering that you can only get it on AT$T right now, thats not too bad. As soon as it hits the CDMA market it will increase. AT$T is focused on the iphone and thats it.

Sorry to break it to you, but I have an HTC Arrive right next to me.

derekaw said,
The WP7 numbers are appalling. Of course the fans will put a positive spin on it somehow.

I don't think even they could do that. It doesn't get much worse than this for Microsoft and Windows mobile.

cekicen said,
bada market share is bigger than wp7, rfol.

It is rather hilarious that Samsung managed to ship more bada phones than all the windows phones from HTC, LG, etc.

thealexweb said,

It is rather hilarious that Samsung managed to ship more bada phones than all the windows phones from HTC, LG, etc.

+1 Hehe.

thealexweb said,

It is rather hilarious that Samsung managed to ship more bada phones than all the windows phones from HTC, LG, etc.

Most brand who make Windows Phones only make 1 or 2 models per carrier is that. This compared to 5 or 6 Android models to choose. Duh!!!!You know, how iPhone only has one model vs Android having several?