ABI: Android Captured 46% of the Market Share in Q2


ABI just released their Q2 numbers for smartphone operating systems and OEMs. Android came out ahead, as usual (feels good to say that), with 46% of the market share in Q2’11. They have Nokia at 16% as they fail to capture mind share from users in light of more contemporary operating systems. We’re still seeking numbers from the rest of the software vendors. The breakdown of OEMs’ Android-based shipments is as follows: Samsung accounted for 34%, HTC for 23%, and Sony Ericsson took 11% in Q2, with other OEMs having to be lumped into an “other” category until we can scrape together the full slate of numbers. Well update this post once we do. [Reuters]

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  1. I wonder how good/bad LG is doing. They make good keyboards, but no one seems to like them, sadly.

  2. Nokia 16% already? Wasn’t Nokia supposed to smoothly transition the 20% market share Symbian still had to 20% WP7 market share?

    Oh, what am I talking about. That was a silly prediction to begin with. Now we’re starting to see why. Nokia won’t be able to hold on to even 10% of the smartphone market by the time they even release their first WP7 phone.

  3. Unreliable data sets.

  4. Apple just passed Nokia to become the number one smart phone vendor in the world. Additionally, Apple now brings in 66% of mobile profits, and that’s up from 57% previously. Seems all this talk about Android marketshare is misleading and we should be looking at the real measure, profitshare.

    1. Those numbers aren’t relevant to users and developers, market share is. Profit percentage is relevant to investors and stock holders and I doubt they often frequent phandroid.

      1. I’m sure developers favor the platform that make them money and customers love a device from the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. Normally the marketshare leader would be enjoying all the benefits, but it appears that’s not the case with Android. I think it’s clear Apple is winning and with the release of iPhone 5 eminent, it’s about to go to another level.

        1. Butthurt Apple Fangirl crying over Android destroying his crappy hipster cellphone in sales.

          Love it!

        2. True, developers would like to make money.. But what must also be considered is what percentage of developers are making what percentage of the revenue? If (for example) the App Store revenue is 10Billion and 7Billion is the share distributed to Developers and of that 90% is made by only the top 10% of developers. Then say the Android Marketplace revenue is say just 1Billion but is more evenly distributed, which would you think is a better bet for making money as an independent developer? All I’m saying is that the hurdles are higher to be successful in the iOS app market than the Android one.

          1. That would be a big gamble for any developer. Most independent developers probably don’t have the resources to develop for both platforms and would likely go with the one that offers the best opportunity for success. Also consider the user base for Android prefers free over paid apps. This and fragmentation are serious hurdles for Android devs. Malware is also growing into a big issue. I’d put my efforts into developing for iOS. Android is heading down the same path as Windows.

            Since the App Store launched in 2008 there have been 15 billion downloads and $2.5bn paid to developers. The Market Place stands at 4.5bn downloads and I believe $160 million paid to devs.

  5. I wonder how people would respond to Apple’s release of Iphone5.

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