Yes, it’s true, Android triumphs the smartphone market share in the UK, controlling 50.1% slice of share, when a year ago, this platform managed to reach around 44.6% market share. On the other hand, even though there is no exact percentage number of Apple’s market share presented in the source, one thing for sure, its market share is absolutely smaller than Android.
Anyway, from the whole 50.1% slice of Android market share above, HTC and Samsung take the integral part in building the popularity of this platform in the UK. Specifically, these 2 vendors supply almost 86% of all Android phones being used by the inhabitants in that country. And there is a possibility that the market share of Android in the UK might be increasing even further in the upcoming quarter, thanks to the launches of HTC One series and also, Samsung GALAXY S III that will make its debut in the market globally on May 30th this month.
Meanwhile, as one of the well-experienced players in the cell phone industry, Sony Mobile with its recent release, Sony Xperia S, apparently still failed to grasp the attention from the users in UK. LG is even worse than Sony Mobile. This Korean manufacturer only manages to pick less than 1% of market share in that country. But LG still has high hope with its newly launch of LG Optimus 4X HD, a high-end premium smartphone.
How about the sinking ship, Symbian OS? In UK, this platform has come to the final part of long epic journey in cell phone industry, falling from last year’s 10.7% of market share to only 1.6% this year. I think it’s the best time to say goodbye to Symbian OS.
source: CNET via PhoneArena