Android (GOOG) accounted for 52.5% of global smartphone sales in Q3, according to Gartner -...

|By:, SA News Editor

Android (GOOG) accounted for 52.5% of global smartphone sales in Q3, according to Gartner - that's up from 43.4% in Q2, and just 25.3% in the year-ago period. The iPhone's (AAPL) smartphone share fell 320 bps Q/Q to 15%, ahead of the 4S launch, while Research In Motion's (RIMM) share fell 60 bps Q/Q and 440 bps Y/Y, to 11%. Total smartphone sales rose 74% Y/Y, and made up 25% of phone shipments.