STATS: Android up to 47.1% of UK smartphone market

Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has updated its data for the UK smartphone market, revealing that Android has tightened its grip on our pockets. When Kantar last reported data back in June, Android had 44.9% of the UK smartphone scene – that’s now up to 47.1%. During the same period of 2010, Android had only 22% of the UK smartphone market.

The new data, which covers the 12-week period ending August 7th, shows that Apple’s iOS has fallen year-on-year – from 28% down to just under 21%. Here’s an Android phone enjoying a well-earned celebratory drink:

huawei ideos x5 relaxing drink

You can probably guess what’s happened to Symbian’s market share, too – it’s down from holding 26.3% of the smartphone market in 2010 to only 7.2% right now. Windows Phone 7, meanwhile, continues to barely even exist at all despite the best efforts of Microsoft and the handset makers – it has a tiny 1.7% of the UK smartphone market.

Link via Mobile Today.

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  1. MarkG

     /  September 5, 2011

    Whats a Windows Phone 7?

    Is that the thing that nobody owns, nobody wants and the only people talking about it online, are those that are on Microsoft’s employee books…

  2. These market share figures can be confusing as they all seem to measure different things. Presumably this is measuring only new handset sales rather than ownership (which the #2 related post linked here says is 26.7%)?

  3. flibblesan

     /  September 5, 2011

    Love the Huawei U8800 flat drunk on the floor, and another looking rather tipsy.

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