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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Android’s share of phone market rises to 68%

Apple PR is awesome.

Say "smartphone" and most people think iPhone.

But the reality:

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Android’s share of phone market rises to 68%

NEW YORK — (AP) --- Have an iPhone? You’re in the minority. There were four Android phones for every iPhone shipped in the second quarter, the research firm IDC said Wednesday. That’s up from a ratio of 2.5 to 1 in the same period last year.

The success of Samsung’s Android phones has helped Google’s operating system extend its dominance in the smartphone market.

Samsung Electronics Co. and other phone makers shipped nearly 105 million Android smartphones in the April-June quarter, giving Android 68 percent of the worldwide market, up from 47 percent last year.

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The market share for Apple Inc.’s iPhone, powered by its iOS software, fell to 17 percent from 19 percent...