The latest market share numbers are in from Kantar and they are mostly what you would expect to hear. Android continues its steady growth, even if the growth rate for Android isn’t exactly spectacular. The numbers also show that iOS has continued its steady decline.
The most impressive number from Kantar for last quarter comes in rather surprising growth for Windows Phone and a blistering loss for BlackBerry. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, Windows Phone has grown 52% this year. Granted, Windows Phone is still very far behind Android and iOS on the smartphone market.
BlackBerry absolutely plummeted in the latest metrics posting an 81% decline in sales for the quarter. The numbers for Q1 of 2013 show that Android has 51.2% of the smartphone market overall. iOS on the other hand holds 43.5% of the smartphone market in the United States.
BlackBerry now has a scant 0.7% of the smartphone market. Windows Phone has 4.1% of the market leaving Symbian with only 0.1% of the market and other smartphone operating systems taking 0.4% of the market. Looking specifically at Android device manufacturers, Samsung continues to expand its lead over LG and HTC according to Kantar.[via VentureBeat]