IDC’s latest figures show a dramatic jump in Android smartphone market share from previous quarters with Google’s OS coming up as the operating system of choice for 68.1 percent of smartphones purchased in Q2. The figure represents a 15 percent jump from the previous quarter and was largely driven by strong sales from Samsung. Yes, the Samsung that just released the Galaxy S3, which despite the constant legal battles was still able to help push Apple down from a 23 percent share last quarter to a 16.9 percent share in the latest report. No wonder the iPhone maker is willing to fight tooth and nail to destroy the mobile empire Samsung has built. Check out the full data set at IDC’s site.
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