Smartphones Market Grows By 50%

The Android-running phones from HTC, Samsung and others have forcefully hiked up their sales statistics in the second quarter of this year, besides Nokia and BlackBerry-maker RIM leading the smartphone market as usual.

The handsets that are particularly operating the Google's Android mobile operating system are going up in their shipment numbers even though all smartphones have shown a tremendous increase in their sales estimates.

According to the reports given by IDC on August 5, the entire market of Smartphones has boosted by 50% year over year, evidence being the shipment of 63 million smartphone units this quarter.

Also, in comparison to the first quarter of 2009, there has been an increase by 54% of the total units in the same quarter of the year 2010. In 2009, 76.8 million units had been shipped, but in 2010 first quarter a total of 118.3 million units were shipped.

With this growth, the sellers of these Android-running smartphones are also observing a hike in their positions in the market, and are experiencing growth in their sales.

IDC Analyst, Kevin Restivo said, “Emerging smartphone suppliers, such as HTC, that are allied closely with Google gained share at the expense of the historic top smartphone players last quarter. This is largely a result of greater consumer interest in smartphones in general and Android devices in particular”.