IDC: Android and iOS accounted for 85 percent of smartphones shipped in Q2 2012
IDC's Q2 2012 numbers are out and the figures are encouraging, but not spectacular for Apple. According to IDC, Apple shipped 26 million handsets and grabbed 16.9 percent of the global smartphone market. This is a 27.5 percent increase over the same quarter last year.
Despite its double-digit growth, the iPhone didn't outpace the overall smartphone market which grew 44 percent year-over-year. IDC says demand for the iPhone has cooled because of rumors surrounding the launch of the new iPhone sometime this fall.
iOS also still trails Android which grabbed 68.1 percent of the market share. Samsung was the dominant Android manufacturer and shipped 44 percent of the platform's total smartphones in the quarter.
Combined, Android and iOS accounted for 85 percent of all smartphones shipped in the quarter and, as IDC senior research analyst Ramon Llamas says, "the mobile OS market is now unquestionably a two-horse race due to the dominance of Android and iOS."
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