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Samsung & Apple lead worldwide mobile sales, smartphone sales increased 47%

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The third quarter report from Gartner has just been released and it suggests that the worldwide sales of mobile phones declined by 3% in the third quarter of 2012 while the smartphone sales increased by 47%.

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Samsung was the leader by selling a total of about 98 million mobile phones out of which 55 million were smartphones and captured a market share of 22.9% which increased from 18.7% from the same quarter previous year.


Trailing behind Samsung is Apple selling 23,550,300 smartphones in Q3 2013 which is up 36.2% year-on-year and helped the Cupertino based giant to enjoy 5.5% of market share. 
As per the report, Samsung and Apple together controlled 46.5 percent of smartphone market leaving a handful of vendors fighting over a distant third spot. 

Though Nokia sold over 82 million mobile phones, the Finnish giant sold only 7.2 million smartphones which made the share of the company drop by 21.9% in Q3 and making it drop from third rank to seven.
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As for the software platform market share, Android is dominating with 72.4 percent share which is up from 52.5 percent last year which is followed by Apple’s iOS with 13.9%.
 
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