Q2 2012 Smart Phone Sales Figures: Android nears 70%

Android (Google Inc.) — 104.8 million units, 68.1% share (46.9% a year earlier) iOS (Apple Inc.’s iPhone) — 26.0 million units, 16.9% share (18.8%  a year earlier) BlackBerry (Research in Motion Ltd.) — 7.4 million units, 4.8% share (11.5% a year) Symbian (mostly used by Nokia Corp.) — 6.8 million units, 4.4% share (16.9% a year) Windows (Microsoft Corp.) — 5.4 million units, 3.5% share (2.3% a year earlier) Linux — 3.5 million units, 2.3…

Samsung Sales Smash Apple iPhone 267%

“Strategy Analytics puts Samsung’s Q1 smartphone shipment at 44.5 million, compared to Apple’s 35.1 million, IHS says 32 million for the South Korean electronics giant. IDC’s number is way closer to Strategy Analytics, but not as high: 42.2 million. Samsung ended the quarter with 29.1 percent share to Apple’s 24.2 percent, according to IDC. Market share rose a stunning 267 percent, lifting Samsung from fourth to first place year over year. However, in the broader…

Apple iPad Has Drastic Loss of Market Share

“…Do I have your attention yet? Apple fans needn’t worry, iPad has considerable lead over Android tablets. iPad global market share, as measured by mobile operating system, fell to 57.6 percent in fourth quarter from 68.2 percent a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Meanwhile, Android tablets rose to 39.1 percent from 29 percent. Something else: Windows climbed from zero to 1.5 percent, and that’s without tablet-optimized Windows 8. Despite popular convention that people only…

XBox 360 Took a HUGE 40% Market Share in 2011

When reading this, keep in mind that Kinect is the fastest selling consumer product in history… yes, more than the iPod or iPhone. “…NPD’s latest games data has underlined just how dominant the Xbox is in the US, with Microsoft’s console capturing 40 per cent all consumer spending from physical sales in 2011. Although the figures do not include the increasingly prominent digital sales or downloadable content, people buying physical discs remains dominant, and it…

Samsung Surges Past Apple in Smartphones

…Apple’s iPhone sales shrank by 16 percent to 17.1 million units in the third quarter. Samsung had 23.8 percent of the global smartphone market in the third quarter, 9 points higher than Apple. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line of products is powered by Google’s (NasdaqGS:GOOG – News) Android software. Apple sold fewer phones in the third quarter, missing street expectations for the first time in year, as customers held off buying iPhones… …Samsung Electronics Co overtook…

Are Apple Tablets Really Killing Netbooks?

Lets start with the word NO… By:  Jeff Bertolucci “… ABI Research says the netbook market will not be “gravely injured” by the iPad and similar tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook. “This is a rumor perpetuated by Apple fanatics,” wrote ABI Research mobile device analyst Jeff Orr in an e-mail to PCWorld. Orr points out that annual netbook shipments continue to grow, and that the top isn’t in…