Android and iOS continue to outpace the market.
Earlier this week, Samsung announced that it had sold 3 million Galaxy S Phones in the U.S. and 7 million overall. That sounds like it was enough to propel it past HTC and to become the number one global Android phone manufacturer.
A chart put together by Asymco showing Gartner's estimates is at right.
Samsung's smartphone market share reached 10 percent in the third MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 10, 2010 7:59 AM ET
But Google's Android now has a quarter of the global smartphone market to Apple's 16.7%
Gartner published its worldwide mobile phone sales estimates overnight Wednesday, nearly two weeks after IDC released its survey. The results, as usual, differ in detail (see explanation below), but the broad picture is the same.
The good news for Apple (AAPL) is that thanks to what Gartner called its "stellar" performance in calendar Q3, Apple has overtaken MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2010 7:54 AM ET
In 2014, according to this much discussed report issued Friday by Gartner, Inc., Nokia's (NOK) Symbian will still be the world's No. 1 smartphone operating system with Google's (GOOG) Android nipping at its heels. In the pack, several lengths back, will be Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM) and Other. Microsoft (MSFT) brings up the rear.
What do you say we file this one away and mark our calendars for Sept. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 11, 2010 6:26 AM ET
Both think Android will rise, but both are underestimating.
IDC came out with a report earlier this week saying that Android would be exploding, taking a great deal of market share away from other smartphone platforms. By 2014, they think Android will be on a quarter of all smartphones, behind only Symbian.
Gartner this morning took it one step further. Their forecasts have Android neck and neck with Symbian in 2014.
I think they MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 10, 2010 11:36 AM ET
Nokia and Research in Motion lost market share last quarter, according to Gartner Inc.
Smartphones -- Apple and Google's in particular -- were the driving force in mobile phone sales last quarter, according to a report issued by Gartner early Wednesday.
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 54.3 million units in the quarter, up 48.7% year-over-year. The overall mobile phone market, by contrast, grew only 17%, to 314.7 million units.
"In the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 19, 2010 6:17 AM ET
"The current recession has lowered overall sales of PCs, but Macs have been the least affected," writes Alexis W. Cabot (awcabot on The Mac Observer's Apple Finance Board), who used the data he's been tracking on Apple's (AAPL) computer sales for nearly a decade to create the growth-rate chart above.
"Macs have been on a roll ever since I have comparable data, with an exception during the [2005-2006] Intel transition," he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 22, 2010 1:38 PM ET
Nokia, Microsoft and Linux continue to lose ground in the shift to smarter phones
A report from Gartner issued Tuesday confirmed the trends reported three weeks earlier by IDC. Both tracking firms are registering a massive shift as users around the world trade in devices designed to make phone calls and send text messages for what are essentially pocket-sized computers.
Gartner recorded a 0.9% drop in cellphone sales for 2009 and a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2010 10:44 AM ET
Gartner puts Apple at 8.8%, IDC at 9.4%. This bodes well for next week's earnings report
Apple (AAPL) computers sold surprisingly well in a shaky economy last quarter, according to a pair of preliminary reports issued Wednesday by Gartner and IDC.
The big winner this summer was Acer, which became the world's undisputed No. 2 computer maker, after Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), on the strength of netbooks that sell for under $400.
But Mac sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 15, 2009 5:14 AM ET
Daniel Eran Dilger finds anti-Apple bias in Gartner's research
"Looking into its crystal ball, Gartner Group has predicted that Google's Android will become the second largest smartphone platform by 2012," writes Daniel Eran Dilger in the one-man blog he grandly calls Roughly Drafted Magazine. "Problem is, nobody's talking about how terrible Gartner is at predicting things, or that Gartner's 'research' has historically been paid for by special interests."
So begins Dilger's reaction MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2009 3:55 PM ET
It's numbers like these that make you wonder what exactly Gartner and IDC are measuring.
In competing reports issued Wednesday afternoon, the two leading PC market research firms reported domestic Mac shipments for the second quarter of 2009 that differed by more than 200,000 units.
Gartner reported Apple (AAPL) shipping 1.422 million Macs in the U.S., a 2.5% increase over Q2 2008 in a quarter that saw overall PC shipments in the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 16, 2009 9:12 AM ET
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