Category: Gartner

Android Accounts for 81.7% of all Smartphones Sold at The End of 2016

Gartner has released their quarterly smartphone sales report and it is solid news for both Android and iOS.  In the report, the analyst company states that Android accounted for 81.7% of all smartphones solid in Q4 of last year.  If you add that to the 17.7% for iOS, these two platforms account for 98.4% of all smartphone sales.  It is a staggering number and it goes a long way in explaining why the Microsoft’s and Blackberry’s of the world have all-but killed their own Operating Systems on mobile devices.

The report goes on to say that Apple has surpassed Samsung as the top selling brand globally in the final quarter of the year.

Gartner Confirms Anemic Sales for Windows Phone

Gartner has released their estimates of smartphone sales for 2014 and reveals, like IDC, that market share for Windows Phone is anemic when compared to iOS and Android.  The report, which can be found here, estimates that 35.133 million Windows Phones were sold in 2014.  That means it garnered 2.8% of the 1.245 billion smartphones solid in the year.  When compared to 2013, that represents a drop of market share by .4% despite the improvement in unit sales.

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