It comes as no surprise to Android phones are selling the most, given that Apple is pretty much on their own when it comes to iOS, and that the Windows Phone and BlackBerry platforms aren’t exactly selling like hotcakes either. It is also no secret that Samsung is probably the biggest name when it comes to Android devices, what with them selling 5 million Galaxy Note 3 handsets to date, with their overall sales reported to be around 1 million devices a day. However it seems that might only be the tip of the Samsung iceberg as ABI Research has found, along with some additional number crunching by Android Central, that for Q3 2013, Samsung has managed to sell more smartphones than Apple, BlackBerry, and Nokia. Combined.
The numbers have also shown that Android controls about 80% of the worldwide smartphone market, with Samsung selling 35% of all smartphones sold in Q3 2013. It has also been found, unsurprisingly, that Samsung outsells their other Android competitors. There have been talks in the past about how Samsung might be looking to reduce their reliance on Google’s Android operating system in favor of Tizen, although given how well Samsung is doing at the moment, we’re not sure that would be the best idea for them, but perhaps in the long-run Samsung might figure they will be better on their own. In the meantime for those who have any doubts that Samsung is the biggest player in the market at the moment, hopefully this will be enough to convince you.
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