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Thursday, 14 November 2013 13:16

Smartphone sales are up

Written by Nick Farrell



More than 50 percent

Latest figures from Gartner claim that worldwide sales of smartphones are up nearly 50 per cent on last year, and now account for more than half all mobile phone sales for the first time.

Smartphones accounted for 55 per cent of overall mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry analysts Gartner. More than 250 million smartphones were sold worldwide in the third quarter, a 46 per cent increase on the 171 million sold for the same period last year.

The figures also show that while Samsung’s share of the global smartphone market has stayed consistent at just under a third, they have increased their lead over their closest rivals Apple. Despite what you might have heard in the Tame Apple Press, the market is controlled almost entirely by Android. More than 80 per cent of smartphones sold in 2013 ran on the operating system.

Anshul Gupta, research analyst at Gartner, said that sales of feature phones were continuing decline and that the vast majority of the growth in the market was for smartphones

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