Bloomberg: According to Neil Mawston, an analyst at Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold between 18 million and 21 million Android-based smartphones in the second quarter. That may have been enough to put Samsung ahead of Apple, which sold an estimated 20.3 million iPhones, and Nokia, which sold 16.7 million smartphones.
“Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions,” said Mawston. “Samsung stands a reasonable chance of capturing the top spot on a quarterly basis if it can continue expanding its Android portfolio across high-growth markets like China and Brazil. Samsung and Apple will be at similar levels in smartphones by the end of the year.”