Samsung phones accounted for 23.6% of the market share during the quarter, up from 21.1% in Q1 2012. Nokia and Apple followed with 14.8% and 9.0% of the market share, respectively, compared to 19.7% and 7.8% in Q1 2012.
Looking at smartphones specifically, Nokia dropped off the list and Apple's share jumped to 18.2%, which is still less than the 22.5% market share during Q1 2012. Samsung's market share of smartphones was higher, 30.8%, an increase from Q1 2012's 27.6% share. The release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will continue to boost Samsung worldwide.
With the success of Samsung and the drop in market share for iPhones, Android continues to be the winner in terms of operating systems worldwide, with 74.4% of the market share, up from 56.9% in Q1 2012.
Gupta called Android's dominance "unshakeable" and added, "With new OSs coming to market such as Tizen, Firefox, and Jolla we expect some market share to be eroded but not enough to question Android's volume leadership."