The Android onslaught is continuing, the relentless march to the top of the smartphone market share pyramid is not stopping, and there’s nothing Apple can do about it. Android is the leader when it comes to smartphone shipments in the US.
Several reports are coming in, and they all say the same thing. Android phones accounted for 44 percent of phone purchases in the US market in the third quarter, with iPhones coming in at second place with 26 percent of sales. So in raw numbers, that’s 9.1 million Android phones sold, versus 5.5 million iPhones.
In the US Android is certainly making an impact, and since the second quarter of 2010, Android sales have already increased another 11 percent. Android is the greatest driver of the market, sales for Android are up 1,309% compared to the same time last year.
Worldwide, Android is still making its presence known, Nokia is just about hanging in there shipping 33 percent of smartphones, followed by Android at 25 percent and then Apple at 17 percent. RIM is really beginning to struggle with just 15 percent of shipments.
From this time last year, Android has shipped 20 million units, this is compared to 1.4 million back in 2009. Android is making up a quarter of the current smartphone market.
In the first six months of 2010, Android made up 30.8 percent of all smartphone sales in the US, this is a big jump up from 4.6 percent during the same period last year. Apple, slipped from 21.1 percent down to 19.8 percent of total sales. However, the biggest drop is with RIM, there sales plummeted from 51.4 percent in 2009, to 35.5 percent this year.
The reason for Androids massive success at the moment is because it’s available to so many different manufacturers, and available from so many different carriers. Android devices are available and affordable to consumers on pretty much any budget.
So the droids continune to march on, firmly staking there place in the smartphone market, will there be any let up any time soon? Or will the surge continue to overtake the world leader, Nokia?