Smartphones : Android largement devant iOS, RIM en difficulté

Smartphones : Android largement devant iOS, RIM en difficulté

IDC has revealed its quarterly figures on the state of the global market for smartphones. The tables are not surprising: Android continues to race ahead, with 89.9 million phones sold in the first quarter of 2012 against 35.1 million iPhones sold. The Google OS is now ultra-dominant with 59% market share, against 23% for IOS.

Other OS can only pick up the pieces: according to IDC, Symbian is still the third platform for smartphones, with 10.4 million units sold and 6.8% market share. The old OS Nokia resistant so yet, despite a 60% drop in sales compared to last year. A drop altogether logical, considering that rapidly transitions Nokia Windows Phone 7.

But the Finnish firm has to worry, because the Microsoft OS does not take off. The couple Windows Phone 7 / Windows Mobile has even lost market share over the first quarter of 2011, from 2.6 to 2.2%! The number of units sold rose by contrast, although far from being huge, with 3.3 million units sold in three months.
The other big loser is RIM: Blackberry's were definitely more the coast and in first-quarter sales fell 29.7% over the same quarter in 2011. RIM, which relies heavily on the arrival of Blackberry devices under 10 to restart a machine badly jammed.
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