Our telecoms specialist James Titcomb on the latest smartphone sales data:
Latest Kantar data: Android back on top in US, Windows at all time highs, BlackBerry down to 5% UK market share.— James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) April 29, 2013
Android continues to dominate sales in Great Britain with 58.4 per cent of the market. Windows phones have now risen to a market share of seven per cent, up from 2.9 per cent last year.
Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, comments:
Android is the top selling OS across key global markets, only beaten by iOS in Japan and now accounting for 93.5% of the Spanish market. We expect to see a further spike in its share in the coming months, as sales from the HTC One start coming through and the Samsung Galaxy S4 is launched. This will pile pressure on Apple, BlackBerry and Nokia to keep their products front of consumers’ minds in the midst of a Samsung and HTC marketing blitz.
In UK, 8/10 top selling smartphones are iPhone or Samsung twitter.com/jamestitcomb/s…— James Titcomb (@jamestitcomb) April 29, 2013