Mobile phone sales worldwide reached 419.1 million units in Q1 2012, a 2% decrease compared to the same period last year, Gartner’s latest report says.
This is certainly not due to smartphone sales, as they’ve experienced tremendous growth, with 144.4 million units sold in Q1 2012, up 44.7 percent year-over-year.
On the manufacturer front, Samsung emerged as number one with 86.6 million units sold, ahead of Nokia which sold 83.2 million units. Apple, which sells only smartphones, is a distant third with 33.1 million units sold, followed by China’s ZTE and LG.
Perhaps even more importantly for Samsung, that company is the undisputed king of the Android market. Samsung’s sales of Android smartphones in Q1 2012 represented more than 40% of Android-based smartphone sales worldwide, with all other Android makers capturing less than 10% market share.
Overall Android unit sales in Q1 2012 were 81.1 million, followed by iOS with 33.1 million and Symbian with 12.5 million.
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