New research from market analytics firm Gartner found that smartphone sales continued to surge in the second quarter of 2011, accounting for one-quarter of all mobile devices sold.

According to the report, mobile device sales grew by 17 percent year-over-year during the second quarter to reach more than 428 million units. Smartphones sales managed to grow by a sizeable 74 percent during the quarter with more than 107.7 million units sold.

As has been the case for the past several quarters, devices based on Google's Android have outpaced all other smartphones. According to Gartner, Android accounted for 43.4 percent of the global smartphone market in the second quarter.

Its nearest competitor was Nokia's Symbian with 22.1 percent. However, Symbian's market share has plummeted in the last year, dropping from 40.9 percent in the second quarter of 2010.

While Symbian may be in its twilight, Nokia has not conceded the race in the mobile market just yet. Later this year, the Finnish company is expected to reveal the first of its new line of smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system.