Samsung isn’t the first smartphone manufacturer in the world, but over the past few years, it has been consolidating its leadership with many smartphones in an attempt to cover all segment (in terms of price and hardware specifications) of the market.
The success of Samsung is not a secret, and recently DigiTimes says in a report that the South Korean company holds 65% of total Android market share.
In the largest slice of Android share snatched by Samsung, almost 30% devices belong to the Galaxy S lineup, in which the S3 and S4 grasp 15% and 10%, whereas the S2 and the original S cover up 4% and 1%, respectively.
The report cites that Android has surpassed one billion activations across the globe, and 650 million more or less are Samsung smartphones, followed by LG, HTC, Motorola and Sony with market shares of 7%, 6%, 5% and 4%, respectively. The rest of 13% is taken by small manufacturers, which are moving barely.
Additionally, another report reveals that Lenovo and Motorola have become the second-largest smartphone maker in the world, although the percentage of smartphone market share hasn’t been disclosed yet. In any case, Motorola may have contributed the success in the US and Europe, and Lenovo in Asia.
The statistics clearly indicates Samsung is the key player of Android ecosystem, but reportedly they’re ditching Android, adopting Tizen OS, in order to reduce dependence on Android as well as taking control from Google.
Recently, the company announced the successor of the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Gear 2. The smartwatch runs Tizen natively, however, the latest flagship still runs Android. Therefore, we may see Tizen taking over green robot in the near future, and it may plunge the graph.