Canalys: One Out Of Every Two Smartphone Users In The World Uses Android

It’s not exactly a secret that Android is tearing it up on the home front. Canalys, however, has released a new report indicating that Android has taken a full 48% of the global smartphone market share. That is, for every two people in the world who use smartphones, one of them is using Android (….roughly). iOS is pulling up the rear with 19% of the smartphone market. Of course, it should be noted that this does not include iPod touches or iPads.

And then, there’s everyone else. Microsoft shipped about 1.5 million WP7 devices last quarter, which is a pretty dismal figure as far as smartphones go. For comparison, Android currently activates 550,000 devices daily, which means Android activates as many devices in 3 days as Microsoft activated in 3 months. iPhones, also, sold a respectable 20.34 million devices.

Apple also took the top manufacturer spot for the first time, dethroning Nokia, with Samsung creeping up from behind with 17 million devices sold.

The smartphone market has shifted dramatically from where it was just a few years ago. The world where Nokia, Symbian, WinMo, and RIM ruled the smartphone world is finally, and completely, at an end. Kneel before your new Google-y and Apple-y overlords.

Sources: Canalys, via BGR

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