Nearly Half of Smartphones Sold in Europe Now Made by Samsung

By Gary Cutlack on at

Research into the ever-growing smartphone scene has underlined just how dominant Samsung has become of late, with data suggesting nearly half of all smartphones sold over the last three months in the biggest EU countries were made by the Korean giant. Its winning combo of cheap clunkers and high-end devices is beating everyone else.

The stats come from analyst Kantar Worldpanel. It claims Android was the OS installed on a staggering 70 per cent of smartphones sold in the five largest EU countries during the three months to the end of May, with Apple's iPhone powering 17.8 per cent and Microsoft's Windows Phone software running on 6.8 per cent of smartphones bought by EU shoppers.

There's more disappointing news for BlackBerry, though, which has seen its share of the smartphone market fall to 2.5 per cent from the 7 per cent it had during the same quarter of 2012. [Telegraph]