Egham, U.K. – Worldwide mobile device sales totaled 325.6
million units in the second quarter, and smartphone sales represented 19% of
this total, up 50.5% from the same period a year ago, according to a report
from market research firm Gartner.
The top-selling phone maker in the second
quarter was Nokia, with 34.2% of the total market, followed by Samsung (20.1%);
LG (9%); Research In Motion (3.4%); Sony Ericsson (3.4%); Motorola (2.8%);
Apple (2.7%) and HTC (1.8%).
In terms of smartphone sales, the leading
operating system was Nokia’s Symbian with 41.2% of the market.
Research In Motion accounted for 18.2% of smartphone sales, followed by
Google’s Android (17.2%, up from 1.8% a year ago); and Apple’s iOS (14.2%).
of updated operating systems will help maintain strong growth in smartphones in
the second half of 2010 and spur innovation," said Gartner vice president
of research Carolina Milanesi.