Saturday, July 30, 2011

Nokia slips in smartphone market as Apple and Samsung overtake

Nokia had been number one but fell to third in the second quarter of this year with a 15 percent share of the international market. Apple has a 19 percent share and Samsung has 18 percent, as asserted by analysts Strategy Analytics.

Similar accounts from ABI Research and IDC verified Strategy Analytics’ findings. Apple went into the smartphone market just four years before so its increase is impressive. However, Strategy Analytics state that Samsung’s share is increasing more rapidly than Apple’s, proposing that the lead could change hands afresh soon.

“Having become the first ever vendor to boat 100 million smartphones in a lone year throughout 2010, long-time foremost Nokia has fell two locations in our rankings in Q2 2011,” said Tom Kang of Strategy Analytics. “The vendor’s 15 percent international market share is less than half of what it was just one year previous, as the commerce awaits Nokia’s pending transition to Windows Phone 7.”

According to ABI, 47 million Android smartphones were transported in the second quarter of 2011, with 34 percent of them being Samsung phones. HTC transported 23 percent of Android telephones and Sony Ericsson transported 11 per cent. Google’s functioning scheme now has a 46.4 percent share of the OS market, ABI said.

Though Nokia has lost its location at the peak of the smartphone market, it continues the number one wireless telephone constructor in the world, boats 24.2 percent of all telephones in the second quarter of this year. Samsung is second with 19.2 percent and LG is third with 6.8 per cent. Apple is in fourth location with 5.6 percent of shipments but is concluding the gap on LG.


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