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Samsung Takes Top Spot in Smartphone Market Share

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It’s hard to deny that Samsung aren’t doing well at the moment, in fact figures that have just been released to show just how well the South Korean company is doing.

According to research firm IDC who have released their latest report,  Samsung has actually taken the top spot for the smartphone market with a 29.7 percent share. In second place is Apple with a share of 24.2 percent.

Samsung has managed to ship a total of 42.2 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2012 – which is actually a new record in the smartphone market, a growth of 247% for the company compared to the same quarter last year. Apple were also fairly close behind with a total of 35.1 million iPhones being sold in the first few months of this year.

We have to say we’ve been impressed with the Android devices that Samsung has released over the last 18 months, so it’s not really a surprise that they’ve managed to take the top spot from Apple – it was coming.

The popularity of Samsung is also evident based on the hype that is surrounding the much anticipated Galaxy S3. In fact, according to the IDC report, Samsung’s Galaxy Note and other Galaxy products such as the Nexus and S2 are the driving force behind Samsung’s recent growth in the market. And no doubt, when the next Galaxy device is announced within the next few days, there is sure to be plenty of consumers getting ready to put their name down on the pre-order list.

If you’re interested in checking out the rest of the figures available from the IDC report, you can head on over to the company’s website where all the data is there for you to read at your convenience.

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