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Engadget: IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

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IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold
Nov 2nd 2012, 02:30

IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold

Android devices already counted for a lion's share of phones shipped during Q2, and now fresh IDC figures show Google's OS claiming the top spot with a hefty 75 percent marketshare in the third quarter. In total, 136 million Android handsets were shipped during the time frame, a new record in a single quarter. Even with the help of new hardware, iOS lagged behind in second place with a 14.9 percent stake of handsets. Both Blackberry and Symbian clung to their respective 3rd and 4th place spots, making up 6.6 percent of total shipments. Windows-based phones (both WP7 and Windows Mobile) fell to 2 percent, keeping Microsoft in fifth place just above smartphones running Linux. However, with Windows Phone 8 devices making their debut, we wouldn't be surprised to see Redmond's numbers get a boost when IDC's next report rolls around.

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