Android captures almost 50pc of smartphone market
According to the Q2 Smartphone analysis report by Canalys, Android has taken over 48pc of the total smartphone marketshare worldwide. Android powered smartphone shipments were up 379% and reached 51.9 million unit sales.
- Asia-Pacific was the main driver of growth with strong performances from countries like South Korea [85% Android share] and Taiwan [Android share 71%].
- Samsung was the largest Android device vendor in the second quarter with shipments of its own-branded devices at 17.0 million units.