Samsung gained 20.8 percent of sales from those devices in 2012 – up from 12.3 percent the year before. Apple, by contrast, went from 16.3 percent in 2011 to 18.2 percent in 2012.
Pieces of the pie
Though Apple and Samsung’s shares of the “connected device” market both went up in 2012, Samsung’s rose considerably more nabbing the top spot, according to IDC.
Lenovo came in third with 6.5 percent of the market, and HP and Dell followed with 4.8 percent and 3.2 percent respectively.
Finally, the other 46.4 percent of the market went to a mish-mash of other brands, which IDC lumped together into one category known as “other.”
Samsung’s unit shipments totaled 250 million in 2012, compared to 114 million in 2011. On Apple’s side those numbers read 218.7 million and 151.5 million for 2012 and 2011, respectively.
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