1.6 billion devices were shipped this year. Can you guess which vendor has the most share in this market? Of course, our favorite Nokia, which is a sole leader with its 417 million shipped units. This number makes up the 26.9 percent of all shipments, which means we are dealing with the most popular brand in the globe.
The second place is reserved by Samsung, which has reached 327 million (21 percent) and the third place by Cupertino-based Apple (93 million shipped units, thus 6 percent of share).
Well, this is cool for Nokia fans and disappointing for those who used to think a novice platform like Android can go ahead of Nokia. Amazingly, Nokia has lost 8 percent in comparison with 2010 (453 million shipped units), but still remains the greatest device vendor in the world. At the same time Samsung’s shipments have increased by 18 percent, but it is steeply behind. I am not talking about Apple, because it launches only one smartphone each year, and the sales volume it has, is rather good.
I don’t know how Lumia series handsets affected this data, but looking at the numbers, we understand Nokia is close to connect the next billion.