Strategy Analytics: 80% of smartphones sold globally run Android, 83% of Windows Phones are Nokias

Strategy Analytics: 80% of smartphones sold globally run Android, 83% of Windows Phones are Nokias

Android's market share just keeps on growing and growing. According to the latest numbers from Strategy Analytics, Android captured 80% of the global smartphone market in Q2, adding up to a massive 182.6m units.

But the figures also confirm just how tight Nokia's grip on Windows Phone is, revealing a figure well into the 80s percentage-wise.

Android's dominance aside, Apple remains a comfortable second, having seen a jump from 26m to 31.2m units, while Windows Phone rose from 5.6 to 8.9m units shifted. The 'others' column shrunk from 16.2m in last year's Q2 to 6.9m this time around, mainly the result of BlackBerry's troubles and Symbian's death throes.

In terms of percentages, Android jumped from 69.5% to 79.5%, with Windows Phone the only other platform to have gained any market share at all, rising from 3.6% to 3.9%. Hardly stellar growth, but then again it's better than going down.

What it does reveal, however, is that if the figures are accurate Nokia holds an 83.1% grip of the Windows Phone ecosystem. That's based on the 8.9m total given by Strategy Analytics and Nokia's own figure of 7.4m units sold over the quarter.

But more importantly, that leaves just 1.5m units for everyone else. In other words, when you exclude Nokia, sales of the entire Windows Phone product lineup add up to just half a million units a month across the entire planet right now.

That's pretty dismal.

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mightyforest  Aug. 2, 2013 at 19:40

Another article aimed at having a swipe at windows phone
i see how you put how samsung account for most of android sales.....No? and does it matter that Nokia dominates windows ? are people bothered samsung dominates android??
Poor poor mr james

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 2, 2013 at 21:29

Another article aimed at having a swipe at windows phone
i see how you put how samsung account for most of android sales.....No? and does it matter that Nokia dominates windows ? are people bothered samsung dominates android??
Poor poor mr james


Ach, give Mr James a break. Heartbroken Symbian-fan that he is... :p

Seriously, though: I'm not for this nonsense, either. I see no particular anti-WP drool leaking from this page, but these sillly 'analytics' should stay in their own slimy dark realm: shareholder-dom and advertising creepery. Why would any normal person care how many
people use what OS?
Also: how do 6 iPhone model compare to thousands of Android devices? What is the point?
Oh, dang - I don't even know why I read this. Not your fault, poor Mr James :D

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