According to the latest report from the IDC, Android and iOS now account for more than 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012. More important is the 68.1 percent of all smartphones shipping running the Android platform, up from 46.9% in the second quarter of 2011, with iOS now sitting at 16.9%. With many smartphone owners waiting for the next-generation iPhone, iOS saw double-digit growth in the second quarter, but that’s where the good news ends, at least if you’re the two largest smartphone platforms.
Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7 account for less than 10 percent of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter. Blackberry now holds just 4.8% of the market, down from 11.5% last year, with Symbian taking a massive hit dropping from 16.9% last year to 4.4% in the second quarter of this year. For its part, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform jumped from 2.3% to 3.5%, but is still a ways off from the third place position it wants (and needs) to conquer.
As we circle back around to the Android marketshare, Samsung is largely to thank with 44% of all Android smartphones shipped in the second quarter. In fact, Samsung’s shipments were larger than the other seven Android vendors’ combined.
The full data is found in the chart below, with annotations added thanks to the The Next Web.