Engadget: Gartner says worldwide sales of mobile phones declined 2.3 percent in second quarter of 2012

Gartner is reporting that worldwide mobile phone sales this quarter dropped 2.3 percent as buyers postponed upgrades and held out for the next big thing. Of the 419 million units sold in the last three months, Samsung, Nokia and Apple unsurprisingly took the lion’s share of the sales, while ZTE and LG rounded out the top five. Overall, Android’s the most popular phone operating system, running 64.1 percent of all new handsets, while iOS phones came in second with 18.8 percent. If you feel like you need some more spreadsheets in your life, then read on for the full breakdown.

Worldwide mobile device sales to end users by vendor in Q212 (Thousands of Units)

Worldwide mobile device sales to end users by Operating System in Q212 (Thousands of Units)

Read full Gartner press release at: http://www.engadget.com

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