According to a report compiled by Canalys, Q4 2012 was pretty good for smartphone makers, as they shipped a total of 216.5 million smartphones.
Samsung and Apple are leading the way. Lenovo managed to get into the top five by shipping 9.5 million devies and thus squeezing out the once mighty Sony. Lenovo was actually one of the fastest growing smartphone vendors, with 216 percent year-on-year growth. According to the report, the total mobile phone market, at 438.1 million units was flat year-on-year, while the worldwide smartphone market grew by 37 percent.
Android smartphones accounted for 34 percent of all shipments, while iOS got 11 percent. According to the same report, smartphones now represent almost 50 percent of all the phones that were shipped in the Q4 2012.