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.
Samsung's smartphone market share reached 10 percent in the third quarter of 2010. Samsung sold close to 1 million bada devices in the third quarter of 2010, and 6.6 million Android phones, making Samsung the top Android seller.
As for smartphone operating systems, Android opened up a double digit lead over RIM (RIMM) and (almost) Apple (AAPL) and has astronomically grown since this time last year, where it barely registered above the others' delineation at 3.5%.
Speaking of the others, Generic Linux and Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Mobile both lost significant share. Linux manufacturers are likely being drawn to Android while Microsoft has just rebooted its smartphone business and only sold legacy phones in Q3.
That's not to say Blackberry and Apple's iOS did poorly. Both grew their unit shipments, Apple at double the rate of RIM. Nokia's Symbian remained the leader in Smartphones globally, with 36% of the market, but that gap is narrowing, as Android nips at Nokia's heals. Raw numbers below the fold: More
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Fasten your seat belts.
Although Apple should report better-than-expected quarterly earnings after the close Monday -- it almost always does -- its shares could be in for a bumpy ride on Wall Street.
Apple's (AAPL) stock price -- having bungee-jumped from $200 in late December to below $120 in mid-March and then back up to $190 in mid-May -- has been drifting lower ever since, despite the high-profile launch of a new MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 18, 2008 10:38 AM ET
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