android_logoThe quarterly report from analyst company Gartner, that reveals the statistics regarding mobile phones sales in Q1 2013, shows that Android comfortably takes the first place for number of devices sold with the OS installed. Google’s operating system is really enjoying success, and as long as users use Google’s products, the company only wins.

With 74.4% market share, Android leaves iOS behind at only 18.2% with only 38 million devices sold. Next in line is Blackberry that managed to get the third place and then Microsoft stands on the 4th place.

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q1 smartphone sales by OS

If we analyze the total smartphone sales by manufacturer, Samsung takes the face of all the competition with an outstanding 30.8% market share, totaling almost 65 million units sold. This is with 24 million devices more than last year, same period. Apple again found on the second place with 18.2 market share while LG takes a surprising third place with 10 million units sold, probably most of then being the Nexus 4.

q1 smartphone sales by OS

Samsung launched the Galaxy S4 in April, so we definitely expect them to rule the second quarter also, while the third quarter should be influenced by the launch of the Galaxy Note 3. Apple has to move quick if they want to at least keep their current market share. As far as other competition.

Samsung has also become the worlds largest phone manufacturer (this includes also non-smartphones) selling over 100 million units in Q1, overcoming Nokia with a outstanding 37 million handsets.

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