Canalys: Android Nears 50% Share of World Smart Phone Market

Market research outfit Canalys released their latest finding today, covering the second quarter of the year( Q2 ’11) and it’s got plenty of good Android data. According to their figure, our favorite mobile platform has grown to the tune of 379% over the same quarter last year with 51.9 million units shipped. What’s more, nearly half (48 percent) of all smart phones around the world are now Android. Canalys has found that in the 56 countries where they monitor statistics, Android leads the market share in 35 of them.

If you thought you see a bunch of Android here in the United States, we’ve got nothing on countries like South Korea, where Android has an 85% share of the market. Apple’s iPhone lineup commands a 19 percent market share around with 20.3 million shipped, eclipsing Nokia’s Symbian platform.


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  1. GiqueGuy
    August 01, 22:42 Reply

    I can’t say this is a big surprise. It’s an awesome OS and it’s free. I love technology!

  2. Asm
    August 03, 12:11 Reply

    Android needs to rival blackberry with their internet service… free messaging etc…

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