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May 24, 2012 12:40 PM IST | Source: BizTech2.com

Android, iOS Smartphones Expand Market Share In 1Q12

Smartphones powered by Android and iOS accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in 1Q12, says IDC.

Smartphones powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the mobile operating systems held shares of 59.0 percent and 23.0 percent respectively of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped in 1Q12. During the first quarter of 2011, the two operating systems held a combined share of 54.4 percent. The share gains mean that Android and iOS have successfully distanced themselves from previous market leaders Symbian and BlackBerry, as well as Linux and Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile.

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