Business Wire: Worldwide smart connected device market, led by Samsung and Apple, grew 27.1% in the third quarter, according to IDC


The worldwide smart connected device market – a collective view of PCs, tablets, and smartphones – grew 27.1% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12) reaching a record 303.6 million shipments valued at $140.4 billion dollars. Expectations for the holiday season quarter are that shipments will continue to reach record levels rising 19.2% over […]

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The Verge: Samsung boosts Android to 68.1 percent smartphone market share in latest IDC figures


Some 68.1 percent of smartphones shipped in the second quarter of this year were powered by Android, a jump of more than 15 percent since last quarter, according to new figures released by research firm IDC. The increase has been driven primarily by Korean manufacturer Samsung, which shipped more Android smartphones in the quarter than […]

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Tech Crunch: IDC: Samsung tablet market share grew to 9.6% in Q2 2012, shipments up by 117,6%


Overall tablet shipments continue to grow at a stronger pace than smartphones at the moment. IDC says that globally tablet shipments were up by 66% on the same quarter in 2011 (smartphone shipments grew by about 32%), and the largest players are outpacing that: Apple saw growth of 84%; Samsung saw growth of 118%; and […]

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BGR: IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in Q2, Nokia continues to fall


A recent study by market research firm IDC revealed the smartphone market grew 42.1% in the second quarter of 2012, while the worldwide mobile phone market grew just 1% year-over-year. Smartphone vendors shipped 153.9 million handsets in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 108.3 units in the second quarter of 2011. Samsung (005930) extended […]

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