News has hit that Samsung has become the global favourite for smartphones as well as general handsets based on information from the first quarter of this year. The results indicate that Samsung has taken the top position away from Nokia who previously held it for 14 years! They have also surpassed Apple, beating iPhone 24% market share with a very impressive 31%.
Winning devices which have really helped Samsung along include the Galaxy Note, Google Nexus, Droid Charge and Galaxy S II. Samsung smartphone shipments rose by 253% to 44.5 million whilst normal handset unit shipments totalled 93 million, which is a 36% spike from the first quarter of last year.
Compared to the first quarter of 2011 overall handset sales grew by a mere 3% (good in a recession I guess?) while the smartphone market rose by a huge 41%! Nokia’s shares in the market have dropped from 30.4% to 22.5% and a shocker for their smartphones, dropping 23.5% to 8.25%. This result leaves Samsung and Apple controlling more than half the smartphone market. Hopefully we will see this increase for Samsung with the newest handset being launched this Thursday!
Via Sci-Tech Today