Samsung now is the No. 1 mobile phone maker
Samsung with 86.6 million unit sales has scored the first spot due to its 25.9% increase from 2011. In a turn of events, Samsung has also regained its #1 position from Apple by making it up to 38 million Smartphone sales globally.
Samsung, along with its maximum user interest has already made 40% of the Android platform based Smartphones sales in the first quarter.
The Gartner reports also reveal that Nokia and LG both have lost market share and stand at 5.6% and 3.6% respectively. For India, Samsung hold the spot for #1 Smartphone brand whilst Nokia remains the #1 for total phone sales.
According to Gartner, RIM, Motorola and HTC also joined the list for lost market share with decrease from 3% to 2.4% market share, 2.1% to 2% market share and 2.2% to 1.8% market share respectively.
Nokia, in the first quarter has suffered a 22.7% decrease with just 83.2 million sales. At first, both Android and iOS grew at the cost of Symbian OS, but presently with the Android having 56.1% market, Symbian OS has suffered a sudden fall from 27.7% to just 8.6% of the market.
The Samsung’s proprietary OS has gained with the sales making it up to a 2.7% market from the 1.9% in 2011. Even the Windows makers have lost their shares from last year’s 2.65 to just 1.9% shares this year, mainly due to its main partner Nokia losing out on its market.