Smartphones appear to be taking over the global mobile phone market, potentially driving many to purchase more Samsung accessories and HTC accessories.
The main driver behind the worldwide smartphone market's 73 percent growth in the second quarter of 2011 was Google's Android mobile operating system. The platform saw 379 percent year-over-year growth, and now accounts for 48 percent of the worldwide smartphone market. That means smartphones based on the software, many of which come from HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung, account for nearly half the global market.
In fact, Samsung accessories may soon begin flying off the shelves, as the manufacturer saw impressive 421 percent growth from the second quarter last year, according to Canalys. This was driven mainly by the success of its Android-based Galaxy S II smartphone, released earlier this year.
That's not to say iPhone accessories will be ignored, as Apple continued its consistent growth, overtaking Nokia as the top smartphone vendor in the world, Canalys found.
That figure could rise and help Apple potentially battle back against Google, as hype continues to grow around the pending release of Apple's next smartphone. A recent survey released by PriceGrabber found 35 percent of more than 2,800 respondents plan to buy the iPhone 5 immediately upon release.