However, the figures should be taken with a grain of salt, as IDC has a habit of classifying every smartphone with an OS as a smartphone, including those that really aren’t seen as proper smartphones by consumer and geeks.
Once again Samsung had a great quarter. It grabbed 32.7 percent of the market, while Apple seized just 17.3 percent. LG also did well, doubling its shipments compared to a year ago and ending up with 4.8 percent of the market. Huawei and ZTE ranked fourth and fifth, with 4.6 and 4.2 percent respectively.
Sony, HTC and Nokia didn’t make the top five.