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Android, Apple have 85 percent of worldwide smartphone market: IDC

iPhone and Google Nexus phone
John Brecher / NBC News

Android and Apple devices dominate in smartphones, with 85 percent of the worldwide market combined, according to IDC. Apple should get a boost during the holiday season with a new iPhone, which the company is expected to announce on Wednesday.

Companies making Android devices include Samsung, HTC and Motorola Mobility, which Google now owns. Samsung also makes phones running Bada, which is based on Linux. Nokia has traditionally relied on Symbian, but it is now banking its future on Windows.

Here are IDC's figures for worldwide smartphone unit sales and market share in the second quarter of 2012, by operating system.

  • Android (Google) — 104.8 million units, 68.1 percent share (46.9 percent a year earlier)
  •  iOS (Apple's iPhone) — 26.0 million units, 16.9 percent share (18.8 percent a year earlier)
  • BlackBerry (Research in Motion Ltd.) — 7.4 million units, 4.8 percent share (11.5 percent a year earlier)
  • Symbian (mostly used by Nokia) — 6.8 million units, 4.4 percent share (16.9 percent a year earlier)
  • Windows (Microsoft) — 5.4 million units, 3.5 percent share (2.3 percent a year earlier)
  • Linux — 3.5 million units, 2.3 percent share (3.0 percent a year earlier)
  • Others — 0.1 million units, 0.1 percent share (0.5 percent a year earlier) 

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