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August 11, 2011 / David Bleeker

Apple’s iOS and Google Android swell to 62 percent of smartphone market

Apple’s iOS and Google Android have more than doubled their collective smartphone market share in the last year, and now represent nearly two-thirds of all devices sold, according to Gartner.

The research firm’s latest figures show sales of smartphones by operating system in the second quarter of 2011. Android, available on a number of devices from multiple manufacturers, is the top platform, with 46.8 million units sold amounting to 43.4 percent of the market.

Gartner’s numbers show that Nokia’s soon-to-be-abandoned Symbian platform stayed in second place, with 23.9 million units sold and a 22.1 percent share. That placed Apple’s iOS in third, with 19.6 million smartphones sold in the quarter, good for 18.2 percent of the market. [read more]

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