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Nearly 3 out of 4 smartphones sold between July and September were Android devices, according to a new report.

Gartner Inc, a research firm, reported that Google’s Android-based smartphones accounted for 72.4 percent of all smartphones sales in the third quarter, according to the Los Angeles Times. The number is up from 52.6 percent last year.

The reason? Samsung’s products seemed to be the biggest piece of that puzzle. People wanted Samsung phones and most of their phones run on Android.

Apple sold more than 23.5 million phones, which also meant a gain of 17.3 percent from last year. However, its market share slipped to 13.9 percent from 15 percent as Android made super gains. Gartner hypothesizes that users around the world may be waiting for the iPhone 5 to arrive in their countries. Windows Phone 8 had a similar projection, with Gartner suggesting that users wanted to wait for new Windows Phone 8 devices.
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