84.7% of all global smartphone shipments run Android

Android-powered smartphones comprised 84.7 % of all global smartphone deliveries throughout the 2nd quarter of 2014, according to IDC. Of the 301.3 million smartphones shipped during Q2, 255.3 gadgets included the Android platform.

Global smartphone shipments increased 24.3 % compared to the very same quarter in 2012. This represents the largest quarterly volume of smartphone deliveries in history.

Samsung benefited most from the boost in gadget deliveries. The South Oriental smartphone producer accounted for 29.3 % of all Android-powered shipments throughout the quarter. Although this figure stands for the largest market share for any producer, it’s an 11.7 % decrease for Samsung compared with 2012. Other noteworthy Android-powered gadget makers include Coolpad, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

What about Apple?

iOS-powered smartphones accounted for 11.7 % of all global deliveries during the quarter (or roughly 35.2 million gadgets). This figure stands for a reduction in market share for Apple, which held 13 % of the marketplace share in Q2 of 2013. Apple, however, is anticipated to gain from the Q3 release of the iPhone 6, which is expected to end up being usually offered on September 9.

Windows Phone was the 3rd most-shipped os throughout the quarter. Approximately 2.5 % of all devices (or 7.1 million) were powered by the Windows Phone running system.

Blackberry’s market share continued to topple, down to 0.5 % compared to 2.8 % in 2012. The platform, once the primary smartphone running system on the market, was only delivered on 1.5 million gadgets this quarter, compared to 6.7 million gadgets during the exact same quarter in 2012.