Smartphones now a majority of mobile sales worldwide: Survey
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Smartphones took a majority of mobile phone sales worldwide for the first time in the April-June quarter, a survey showed on Wednesday.
The report by the research firm Gartner found smartphone sales totaled 225 million in the second quarter, or 51.8 per cent of all mobile phones sold in the period.
It was the first time smartphone sales exceeded those of feature phones, which are more basic phones with limited or no access to the Internet and applications.
The survey found Samsung remained the leading vendor of smartphones and all mobile phones, and that the Google Android system solidified its position with a 79 per cent share of smartphones sold.