Report: Android to Capture 70% of Mobile Device Market By Close of 2012

A new report published Monday suggests that Android is poised for a powerful finish to 2012.

Android, finds Digitimes Research, already accounted for more than 60% of the handset market in the first half of 2012. Android could see the percentage surpass 70% in the second half.

Why will this happen, you ask? The report out of the far east suggests that this growth will be fueled by several major Android handset vendors ramping up production. They include: Samsung Electronics, Huawei and ZTE.

“Second-tier vendors, regional brand vendors, and white-box players” are also aggressively launching new entry-level Android-based handsets in the China market.

“However, due to Android-based handsets’ strong shipments of 224 million units in 2011 building a rather high comparison base, Android-based handsets are expected to see a rather weak on-year shipment growth rate in 2012 compared to that of 2011,” says Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin.