Symbian Loses Market Share, Bada Beats Windows Phone, Android Grows Bigger

New results comparing worldwide smartphone market shares in Q1 of 2011 and Q1 of 2012 have been released, and they’re quite surprising. Nokia’s Symbian platform held 27.7% of the market share, which in one year, dropped down to a low 8.6%. Also, Windows Phone dropped from 2.6% to 1.9%. Things really aren’t looking good for Nokia, especially considering Samsung Bada overtook Windows Phone. Looks like Nokia’s claims that Windows Phone will be the third biggest platform isn’t happening, considering they’re currently sixth.

While Bada grew and Windows Phone 7 shrunk, Blackberry also took a massive tumble, having their market share almost halved. RIM really stands no chance without their BB10 handsets. On the other hand, if Bada keeps growing, I’m afraid Samsung might dump Android for it. They have previously expressed that they would like to switch to Bada over Android, and this growth could mean that this scenario may be closer than ever. I’m sure it isn’t too close, as Android generates too much revenue.

While the smaller platforms battle for third place, Android and iOS dominate the top. iOS rose from 16.9% to 22.9%, and Android saw a massive growth from 36.4% to 56.1%. Android now has a massive lead worldwide.

Source: Phone Arena

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