Android rules mobile world with close to 90% market share
The battle between the Android and iOS ecosystems has always been a thrilling one but it's getting a bit one-sided, as sales numbers put the Android market way over its iOS counterpart in the mobile world. Statistics by analytic firm Gartner has shown the Android OS to have a whopping 87.7% market share, with Apple-branded products coming in second at just 12.1%.
Samsung is still the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, with 85.2 million units shipped in Q2 2017 accounting for a 22.5% global market share. Those are improvements over the 76.6 million shipments and 22.4% market share, which is a testament to the rise in the number of Android shipments over the past year.
Apple comes in second, its 44.6 million shipments in Q2 accounting for a 12.1% market share, a drop from a 12.9% figure last year. It's an expected lull in sales, though, as the iPhone 8 is still in the works.
Chinese giants Huawei are the third largest smartphone company around, with 35.9 million shipments and an accompanying 9.8% market share ensuring that they're only half a step behind Apple. Considering the fact that they recorded 30.6 million shipments and an 8.9% market share a year ago, it wouldn't be surprising to see them take the second spot in the near future.