Rival operating systems forge a new record – mostly thanks to Android.
New data from IDC says Android and iOS accounted for whopping 85 per cent of smartphone shipments in Q2.
And real diamond for Android is Samsung, which powered 44 per cent of all 104.8m Android-based smartphone shipments during the quarter, enabling the OS to nab a 68.1 per cent majority share.
As for Apple, shipments rose by 5.6m to hit 26m, but its share dipped 1.9 per cent, gobbled up by Google's OS, and its likely shipments won't spike until the release of the iPhone 5.
Meanwhile, BlackBerry secured just a 4.8 per cent share and Symbian bagged 4.4 per cent, with respective shipments of 7.4m and 6.8m.
Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst, IDC, said: "Android continues to fire on all cylinders.
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