What is about to be shared is amazing and it needs to be shared beyond this. Overall, the two platforms accounted for 85% of the smartphone market during Q2. BlackBerry and Symbian hit 4.8% and 4.4%, respectively. Last year at this time, another researcher, Canalys, pegged Android’s global market share at 48%.
Apple’s growth for the quarter was still in the double digits, but demand for iPhones has faltered since Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone in September. Apple itself has noted the slackened demand, which weighed on the company’s fiscal third-quarter results.