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June 11, 2012

50% Smartphone Sales in 2012 Controlled by Samsung and Apple

The latest data on who controls the Global Mobile Phone  Market  does not throw up suprises .. However recent Garter Report showed the extent to which Samsung and Apple controls the  smartphone market across the world. Apple and Samsung together now represent 49.3 percent of all smartphones sold globally in the first quarter of 2012, up from 29.3 percent in the first quarter of 2011, while other vendors continue to experience a decline.

The numbers show that collectively Samsung and Apple has grown 20%, that is out of every 10  mobiles sold  including smartphones in 2012 , Users buy either a Apple product  or a Samsung product.

China has now become Apple’s second-largest market for smartphones, after the United States and rival Samsung pretty much leads all, having overtaken both Apple and Nokia in smartphone and cell phone shipments, respectively…

According to the study, the global market for mobile phones contracted by two percent year-over-year, with global shipments decreasing to 419.1 million units in the first quarter of 2012. Gartner noted this is the first time since the second quarter of 2009 that the market exhibited a decline.

The annualized cell phone sales easily beat the 1.4 billion PCs projected for this year and smartphones shipments grew to 144.4 million units in Q1 2012, a 44.7 percent year-over-year increase.