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October 2, 2012

Android's Dominance holds steady amidst iPhone 5 launch hype




Shipments of Android smartphones running  Android operating system seems to continue to to dominate other platforms by an overwhelming margin according to a new report from Statscounter  data for Mobile OS in Q3,2012.

Digitimes Research, the analyst arm of daily trade paper Digitimes  reported  that Android accounted for approximately 60% of all smartphones shipped in the first half of 2012. Despite the iPhone 5 launch on September,2012  which is on record to sell over  50 million units this year according to recent estimates from Baird’s William Power — Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin estimates that Android’s market share in the second half will balloon to 70% of the global market

Source: StatCounter Global Stats - Mobile OS Market Share