According to Strategy Analytics, and a VentureBeat article, we have a pretty good view of what is happening in the mobile market with respect to smartphones and tablets. Growth continues in the market and Android continues to gain market share from Apple.
Global tablet shipments reached 24.7 million units in the third quarter of 2012
Apple iOS slipped to 57 percent global market share
Android captured a 41 percent global market share
Apple shipped 14.0 million iPads worldwide in Q3
Global Android tablet shipments doubled annually to 10.2 million units
Global tablet shipments grew just 43 percent annually in Q3 2012, compared with 289 percent annually in Q2 2011.
162 million smartphones sold globally in the third quarter of 2012
While Samsung shipped 56.9 million smartphone units
IHS iSuppli released new estimates on the install base of the Nintendo 3DS, citing a lower lifetime potential due to competition from iPhone and other devices that play games that weren’t present when the DS launched.
IHS forecasts a global installed base of 3DS devices at 11.6 million by the end of 2011
By 2015, IHS forecasts a global installed base of 70 million 3DS devices
This compares to total sales of DS/DS Lite of 91 million at a comparable point in its sales cycle