Gartner: Android makes up 79% of smartphone shipments in the second quarter

August 15
2:32 AM 2013

This week, Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm in the US, confirmed the latest report from the International Data Corporation. IDC said Android-based gadgets made up 79% of all the smartphones sold during 2013's second quarter.

Gartner discovered that vendors around the world shipped exactly 178 million Android mobile devices, 40% of which were Samsung's products. Samsung reported a net profit of KRW7.77 trillion during the second quarter. It said the sales of Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 8.0 accounted for 9% of the company's growth.

Meanwhile, the market share of Apple plunged year on year from 19% in 2012's second quarter to 14% in 2013's second quarter. The slump transpired even if Apple's total shipments of iPhones soared from 29 million to 32 million over the same quarter. During the said period, Apple's sales rose to USD35.3 billion from last year's USD35 billion. It also gained USD7.47 per share.

On the other hand, Windows Phone displayed a decent momentum in the second quarter with a total shipment of 7.4 million devices. Its market share rose from 2.6% in the second quarter of 2012 to 3.3% on the same period in 2013.

Gartner added that BlackBerry's position in the smartphone market continued to get worse. BlackBerry's market share fell from 5.2% to 2.7%. Its shipments dropped from 8 million devices in the second quarter of 2012 to 6.2 million in this year's second quarter.

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