We have reports regarding the phone market share thanks to the analysts at research company, Gartner. The annual report on the mobile industry for the year 2011 has been released officially which shows some expected results for the year.
Nokia was still the leader in mobile phone sales (not to be confused with smartphone sales) however it has gone down by 5% since the year 2010. Samsung was next in line with just an increase of 2% in the last quarter. Apple, who is in third position seems to be doing well as it saw an increase in the market share of about 4-5%.
If you look at the statistics closely, Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei have seen a susbstantial amount of growth and are giving tough competition to companies like LG and RIM.
Coming down to mobile platforms, Android saw a huge jump in its share from 30.5% in 2010 to 50.9% in 2011. iOS also saw a decent amount of increase in its share with an increase of 8%. The biggest loss here is of course Symbian which has seen a huge drop of 21% from 2010 to 2011.
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