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Q2: Android Accounts for 68% of World’s Smartphone Shipments

According to a new report from the IDC, iOS and Android accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped during Q2, which is a phenomenal percentage. To no surprise, Samsung accounted for about 44% of all Android smartphones shipped and actually totaled in more combined product sold than the next 7 Android OEM’s combined. Do work, Samsung.

In total, Android accounted for 68% of all smartphones shipped globally while iOS held a mere 17%. As with any major release from Apple, those numbers are sure to get a nice boost as they prepare to launch their newest iPhone next month.  On a sadder note, while Android numbers grow bigger and healthier, it means that Windows and BlackBerry are not sharing the same success, accounting for just 4.8% and 3.5% of all shipments during the second quarter of 2012. Ouch.

Stay strong, Bugdroid. Stay strong.

Via: BGR

  • wickets

    and yet even with this number, companies and app doodz still prefer to ‘apple only’…..case in point: my cable company has an app for apple but not one for android

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      Yeah it really makes no sense. The obviously larger audience is on Android and yet iOS is almost always first in getting apps like the one you mentioned.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why Apple is suing every Android OEM in existance. If Android accounted for a very small market share and wasn’t growing by leaps and bounds, Apple wouldn’t care. But Android is the first real competition the iPhone has had, and Apple does not like competition.

  • http://twitter.com/rosslabossiere Ross

    heh heh. 68. heh heh. its one away from 69 :P

  • UrDoGG

    Now if only Jelly Bean was on 68% of Android devices…

    • http://profiles.google.com/xencillo21 Luis Enrique Cornejo

      Maybe in 2 years ;)

  • JetBlue

    I’m curious as to where all the Android phones are because in my area the only thing I see is iPhones galore and sometimes Android phones but there quite rare.

    • Cowboydroid

      Get out, see the world.

    • Diablo81588

      This is second quarter shipments, not total devices owned.

    • r0lct

      How’s your job at the Apple store going?

    • Apostrafee

      Walking around Manhattan a year ago and I would see iPhones or Blackberrys primarily, but I’d say since last October til now just sitting on the Subway the other day I saw Nexus, Nexus, Nexus, Razr, iPhone iPhone S3….it was great :)

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      In Los Angeles there are definately more Android phones around

    • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

      I see more Gnex’s on my way to work than iPhone’s most days.

  • nightscout13

    17% iPhone LOL! Soon it will be 5%, and then 1%.

    • http://www.engadget.com/ Jon Fingas

      You don’t really want that. A Google monopoly means it gets heavily regulated, and Google most likely rests on its laurels without a competitive threat. You need Apple with a meaningful market share.

      • nightscout13

        Nah, in my eyes, Apple deserves to diminish into a small niche. As for the Monopoly of Google, wake up man, that’s already happening….Also, If we go by statistics for the last few years, do you really think Apple can survive and prosper in 10 years?

        • DroidDoesnt_2

          Dude Apple rakes in 77% of the profits in the smartphone industry…your meaningless marketshare numbers means nothing….HP is tops in PC marketshare and nearly went out of business….do yourself a favor and get a clue about business

          • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

            Shut up already and get off the site.

          • nightscout13

            We’ll see what you say in another year ;)

          • nightscout13

            Link or GTFO

      • feztheforeigner

        I completely agree with the Google monopoly/non-competitive argument. As much as I love Google and honestly believe they would continue to update Android more than any other company would in their position, Google’s updates would not be nearly as extensive as they currently are. Any other company would probably sit and do nothing, but I could see Google doing at least a little.

        I also agree with nightscout13, we need a competitor, however it shouldn’t be Apple. Pretty much any other company in the world would be preferred, after the massive suing Apple has done to become an extremely anti-competitive company (which is illegal in America) I would much rather someone else take over who embraces competition much more.

        I don’t know should be the competitor to Google, but I sure as heck know I don’t want it to be Apple…

        • http://www.engadget.com/ Jon Fingas

          You don’t really have a choice, though, do you? Microsoft basically collects a tax on all Android OEMs it’s not suing, and RIM is betting everything on one Hail Mary play (BlackBerry 10). I’d rather have Apple, since both Microsoft and RIM have a knack for ignoring threats until it’s too late.. and just tend to be very bureaucratic.

          • feztheforeigner

            You’re absolutely right (especially about the beurocratic tendency). Wish I could tell everyone what to do but I can’t…

            I can hope and wish though can’t I?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Yang/100000650290495 Danny Yang

          I think Windows Phone will gain market share soon with their new OS and devices.

          • feztheforeigner

            I certainly hope so, someone needs to. Honestly, I don’t see it going anywhere soon. Maybe in the distant future, just look at the market share it has (and has had) for the last year…

          • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

            I agree. People forget that Windows Phone is still young. And yet, according to this article, they still have more sales than RIM. We all know RIM is going away, the question is “how long will they hold on?” But WP will be the big competitor going forward.

            The iPhone isn’t going away any time soon (thanks to brainwashed fanboys/fangirls,) but it IS losing market share. And who knows… eventually those people may actually realize that they are being massively overcharged for their devices and move to another platform.

    • L. S.

      Yeah you can not allow Apple to have iSheep but you would allow androids to have droids instead.

  • http://twitter.com/davidbavin David Bavin

    “According to a new report from the IDC”…