Microsoft’s share of the worldwide smartphone working system market climbed to three.5 p.c within the second quarter, up from 2.3 p.c a 12 months in the past, as the corporate’s partnership with Nokia boosted utilization of the Windows Phone.
The numbers from the IDC analysis agency, released this morning, put Microsoft in nearer proximity to BlackBerry, which noticed its share of shipments fall from 11.5 p.c to 4.8 p.c over the identical time interval.
In the meantime, on the prime of the market, Google’s Android working system continued to surge, rising its market share to 68.1 p.c, from 46.9 p.c in the identical quarter a 12 months in the past. New telephones from Samsung are driving the continued rise of Android.
Apple’s iPhone shipments grew to 26 million from 20.4 million a 12 months in the past, however that wasn’t sufficient to maintain tempo with the market, and the corporate’s share dipped to 16.9 p.c from its earlier 18.8 p.c consequently.
Mixed, Android and iOS powered 85 p.c of all smartphones shipped within the second quarter, a mixed new excessive, based on IDC.
Right here is the IDC chart displaying the second quarter worldwide cargo developments.