In the fourth quarter of 2010, the iPhone had 4.2% market share and took 51% of the profit
On the same day that Canalys reported that Google's (GOOG) Android had become the world's leading smartphone platform in Q4 2010 -- with 33.3% of market share to Nokia's (NOK) 31% and Apple's (AAPL) 16.2% -- Asymco's Horace Dediu posted the chart at right that puts Android's growth in perspective.
It shows the percentage MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 31, 2011 9:50 AM ET
Canalys bucks the trend and includes tablets in its analysis of worldwide PC shipments
Where research firms like Gartner, IDC and NPD saw anemic single-digit PC sales last quarter, Canalys saw what it described in a report issued Wednesday as "strong PC industry growth of 19% in Q4 2010."
The difference is that Canalys, unlike those other market research firms, includes tablets like Apple's (AAPL) iPad in its definition of a PC.
By MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 26, 2011 8:01 AM ET
Fragmentation and the Verizon iPhone will not limit Android growth.
In a report today, Canalys remained rosy on Google's (GOOG) Android. According to its Q3 2010 estimates, the Google-backed platform already claims 25% of the worldwide smart phone market. Those numbers are expected to grow significantly in 2011.
"The growth of Android has been phenomenal, but so too has the number of related devices launched with different hardware and software specifications," said Canalys principal MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 13, 2011 11:02 AM ET
But the combined sales of Android handsets give Google's OS a commanding 44% share
There's good news and bad news for Apple (AAPL) in Canalys' final country-level report on what it describes as world's largest smartphone market -- still, for now, the United States.
The good news is that Apple took the lead from Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry with shipments of 5.5 million iPhones in the U.S. for a 26.2% market MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 1, 2010 8:04 AM ET
The latest in a series of 'Android passing iPhone' stats comes from Nielsen and Canalys this morning.
The news should hardly be a surprise to readers of this blog, but today two different reports show that Android is destroying the Smartphone competition in the US, the world's largest smartphone market. And it isn't just iPhone this time. For the first time, Android is out in front of Blackberry. Androids prospects in China, MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 2, 2010 12:43 PM ET
A snapshot of the global smartphone market issued Thursday by Canalys shows just how big a dent Apple's iPhone made in the cellphone universe last quarter.
With a surge of nearly 6.9 million shipments in calendar Q3, the iPhone leapfrogged past RIM (RIMM) and Motorola (MOT) to grab 17.3% of the smartphone market.
That put Apple (AAPL) in second place after Nokia, and helped cut the market-leader's share from 51.4% to 38.9%.
It MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 7, 2008 8:03 AM ET
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and Research in Motion (RIMM)'s BlackBerry appear to be the primary beneficiaries in what ChangeWave Research describes as a "seismic shift" in the mobile phone market, as record numbers of consumers abandon their basic cell phones for more advanced models. (link)
The investment group polled 4,182 of its members in mid-January and found that the iPhone was the top choice among respondents planning to buy a new cell MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2008 8:26 AM ET
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