Android is fast becoming the leader in a race of the giants of the smartphone and consumer tech markets. So how well did the top dogs fare?
Research agency Canalys has published its findings on the smartphone bullfight of 2011 where sales for the first quarter of 2011 were forecasted and from the whole lot only one thing that stands out. Android market share is expanding and as it rises it grabs a huge 35% of smartphone sector and rising to a 41% high by the second quarter of 2011.
A total of 101 million smartphones were shipped out quarter 1 in 2011. Of them 37.3 million were Android phones while there was nearly half that amount 18.65 million that numbered the iPhones sold in the same quarter.
The U.S. market gets got a 49% Android handsets shipped out forgoing that of iPhone’s comparatively under average 31%, yet still that share makes the iPhone the most popular handset there is.
Once dominator, Nokia witnessed its shipments collapse form 39% to 24% for Q1 2010 but still remains the only manufacturer supplying 28 countries. China being the most active site got a a rises in Nokia share to 79% of 8.9 million units shipped out.
RIM descended from last year’s high ratings, to an average of 24% in the second quarter of 2011. Yet again shipments differ from what consumers really buy in sales..