According to the report, global smartphone shipments are projected to top 464 million units in the entirety of 2011, with Apple being the top ranking vendor in terms of shipment volume, followed by Samsung Electronics and Nokia. On the Google Android side of matters, it is expected that Samsung will overtake Apple in 2012 as the "world's largest smartphone vendor by volume." In addition, HTC will overtake Nokia for the third-place spot.
In terms of operating systems, Google Android OS marketshare is expected to reach 59.2-percent in 2012, while iOS will stay almost flat at 18.3-percent. RIMs BlackBerry OS will marketshare will decline significantly at 6.9-percent, while Microsoft's Windows Phone OS will reach 6.2-percent. Finally, Nokia is expected to hold a steady 6.2-percent with its low-priced Symbian devices catering towards the budget market.