Three out of every four smartphones shipped in Q3 were Android devices, estimates IDC, as the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Three out of every four smartphones shipped in Q3 were Android devices, estimates IDC, as the dominant international position of Google's (GOOG) OS allowed it to grow its share by 1750 bps Y/Y. The iPhone is believed to have made up 14.9% of shipments (up 110 bps Y/Y), and the BlackBerry just 4.3% (down 520 bps Y/Y). Symbian and Windows Phone are seen accounting for only 2.3% and 2% of shipments, respectively. (previous)