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Android holds 75 percent worldwide smartphone market share in Q3

Nov 02, 2012, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Out of the 181.1 million smartphones that were shipped in Q3, Android handsets accounted for 75% of the total shipments with 136 million units shipped. It’s a significant improvement over the last report, which puts its market share at 68%.

IDC research manager Ramon Llamas said that Android continues to become to “growth engines of the smartphone market” and has “effectively outpaced the market” since its arrival in 2008. No prize for guessing who the biggest manufacturer is that has been dominating the landscape in the past year.

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