Android dominating according to latest Gartner report
Gartner reports are in and Android, Samsung and Apple are winning big while other manufacturers struggle
Today yet more confirmation was released that Android is dominating the mobile space. Gartner's report pits Google's global mobile market share at a staggering 72.4% in Q3 2012. The other OS winner is iOS, though it isn't such a glowing report for the likes of Windows Phone or BlackBerry OS.
Looking at specific manufacturers and it's no surprise who's come out on top, with both Samsung and Apple seeing a growth in their market share when compared Q3 2011.
Samsung have taken 22.9% of the market share in contrast to 18.7% in Q3 2011. This is thanks to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 and strong sales of other niche Samsung devices like the Note and Note 2.
Apple also increased its market share from 3.9% to 5.5%. While many are questioning Apple's strength in light of recent share price dips, Gartner predict that Apple will have their strongest quarter in Q4, and based on Q3 reports the Cupertino based manufacturer is still going strong in consumer's eyes.
Most other manufacturers have been hit by the success of the big two.
HTC's market share was down 0.7%, LG's 1.5%, Motorola's 0.5% and RIM's 0.8%. With most of these manufacturers showcasing their wares at MWC in February for April releases, it's natural to see a dip in sales come Q3, though many are questioning whether a new range of devices is enough to turn things around in 2013.
When it comes to mobile operating systems, no doubt largely thanks to Samsung's strong position, Android's market share has grown an incredible 20.1% over the last year to 72.4%.
All other OSs have seen a dip other than Microsoft's. While not reflected in the numbers though, Windows Phone sales have weakened year on year, likely in anticipation of Windows Phone 8.
For more information, head over to the full Gartner article.