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Android accounts for over 50-percent of all smartphones sold

Digital marketing and ecommerce company Econsultancy (opens in new tab) has published stats from a Gartner study (opens in new tab) that shows that 52.5-percent of all phones sold in Q3 where running the Googlemobile OS, up 25-percent from the same time on the previous year.

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has published findings from the Gatner 'Market Share: Mobile Communication Devices by Region and Country, 3Q11' that details this study.

The blog post and Gartner report goes on to state that smartphone sales reached 115m units overall, accounting for 26-percent of all mobile phone sales, growing only marginally from 25-percent in the previous quarter.

This research has noted it was likely that many consumers held off from upgrading in the third quarter as they were waiting for promotions on other new high-end models, which were launched in the run-up to the fourth quarter holiday season.

Nokia continues to be the worldwide leader in mobile device sales, accounting for 23.9% of global sales, with dual-SIM phones and feature phones maintained Nokia's momentum in emerging markets.

Whilst ending with – ‘Apple's iOS market share suffered from delayed purchases as consumers waited for the new iPhone. Continued pressure is impacting RIM's performance, and its smartphone share reached its lowest point so far in the U.S. market, where it dropped to 10-percent’.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.