According to a latest report by IDC, Android and iOS powered total of 85% of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012. While, BlackBerry and Symbian both saw their market shares fall below five percent. Android amassed a commanding 68.1% market share of all smartphones shipped during the quarter, while BlackBerry and Symbian reached just 4.8% and 4.4% respectively.
Android accounted for 44.0% of all Android smartphones shipped in second quarter 2012 and totalled more than the next seven Android vendors’ volumes combined. iOS posted double-digit growth, but not enough to keep up with the overall market. BlackBerry reached share levels not seen since the first quarter of 2009. BlackBerry has lost significant share to other operating systems in the consumer and enterprise segments.
Symbian saw 62.9% drop registered was its sharpest year-over-year drop ever. Windows Phone 7/ Windows Mobile narrowed the gap between itself and BlackBerry last quarter in its bid to become the number 3 mobile OS in terms of market share. Linux declined on a year-over year basis as Samsung’s smartphone sales are increasingly Android centric.