Samsung Becomes Number One Smartphone Vendor Worldwide

samsung smartphonesSamsung has turned out as the biggest smartphone seller in the world in the third quarter. Besides that the market share of Android devices has surpassed 50 percent for the first time. A market research conducted by Gartner reveals this report on Tuesday. The total smartphone sales worldwide reached 115 million units during the third quarter of 2011, which is 42 percent higher than the third quarter of 2010. However, smartphone sales are sluggish than the second quarter, an effect of the current economic situation and of buyers holding out for new models, including the iPhone 4S, as said by Roberta Cozza, principal analyst at Gartner. Android and Samsung has stood out as the big winners among smartphone operating systems and vendors, respectively. Samsung becomes the number one smartphone vendor worldwide for the first time as it sold over 24 million smartphones, three times higher as many as it sold in the third quarter last year.

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