Big Gains for Android as Smartphone Sales Boom

Smartphone sales are booming, but the newest entries seem to be attracting the most sales, while established players like Nokia have lost market share even though the number of devices it’s sold has improved slightly.

As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, Android devices were the big gainer in a report by Canalys that also detailed gains by Research in Motion’s BlackBerry line and Apple’s iPhone. The report also singled out the United States as the largest single market for smartphones with China in the number two spot.

Nokia is still the dominant smartphone vendor worldwide, but the Android market has exploded in annual growth and is rapidly catching up with Nokia and the number two player, Apple.

Canalys, a market research firm based in the U.K., said the global smartphone market grew by 64 percent annually, but Nokia saw its share fall from 41 percent last year to 38 percent this year. Despite the dip in market share, Nokia sold a record 23.8 million phones in the second quarter of this year.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:

Android Sales Jump 866 Percent Annually; Nokia Keeps Lead

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