With BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows devices barely registering on the smartphone radar, the two most dominant names in smartphones today are growing more and more powerful.
Android and iOS powered 85% of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2012, establishing a new combined high for the mobile operating systems from Google and Apple.
BlackBerry and Symbian both saw their market shares fall below five percent.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android amassed a commanding 68.1% market share of all smartphones shipped during the quarter.
BlackBerry and Symbian reached just 4.8% and 4.4% respectively.
“Android continues to fire on all cylinders,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends program. “The market was entreated to several flagship models from Android’s handset partners, prices were well within reach to meet multiple budgetary needs, and the user experience from both Google and its handset partners boosted Android smartphones’ utility far beyond simple telephony.”