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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Smartphone Market in 6 countries is dominated by Android

/ On : 5:45 AM/
ShoutBloger: Recent data show the dominance of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Android OS in smartphone market globally, after acquiring six major world markets.

As reported by Cellular News on Tuesday June 14, 2011, Android managed to increase smartphone market share to 35.1 percent. In fact, over 44.9 percent recorded Android UK market. This is definitely a remarkable achievement, considering that last year's new Android grabbed 9.8 percent market share in Britain.

Android OS became number one in England, Germany, France, the United States, Australia and Japan over the sale of 12 weeks ended May 15 last. Especially for Spain and Italy, Symbian is still the idol. However, Symbian's market share in Italy had come down from 68.3 percent to 40.6 percent, following a very rapid growth of Android.

Android is now dominated in six countries and continues to embrace a large share in Europe. In the U.S. smartphone market, share Android tend to be static for some recent period (54.7 percent), after the IOS (30.8 percent) back uphill, explained Dominic Sunnebo as the Global Consumer Insight Director Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Symbian is still having trouble, because consumers continue to wait for a Windows mobile phone. Share Symbian in most countries is relatively static, except in France where Symbian has increased 2.8 percent. But the share in Italy fell 6.5 percent compared to the previous period, Advanced Sunnebo.

Meanwhile, Research In Motion (RIM) also managed to increase smartphone market share in Europe, as in England who rose from 18.6 percent to 20.9 percent. In Spain, RIM's share also rose significantly (8.1 percent) from just 4 percent in the previous period to 12.1 percent.

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