“Its time to update the biggest computer-maker listing,” Tomi Ahonen writes for Communities Dominate Brands. “I really wish the big analyst houses would take over this chore, they report on the data separately already, but yes, I was the first to start to count smartphones into the total computer shipment numbers and have reported that statistic now for many years already.”

“I have taken total computer shipments in units (mainframes, desktop PCs, laptop PCs, notebook and netbook PCs; plus tablet PCs like the iPad, Kindle and and Galaxy Tab; and smartphones – but not basic ‘featurephones’),” Ahonen writes. “I used the best available data such as summaries by Gartner and IDC, plus individual company data for the non-smartphone computer data, and my own company analysis for the smartphone data for year 2012.”

Largest Computer Makers When Smartphones & Tablets Included
Rank (was) – Brand – Units 2012 – Market Share 2012

1 (1) – Apple – 272 M – 22%
2 (2) – Samsung – 249 M – 20%
3 (6) – Lenovo – 77 M – 6%
4 (4) – HP – 59 M – 5%
5 (-) – Huawei – 55 M – 4%
6 (7) – Dell – 38 M – 3%
7 (10) – Sony – 37 M – 3%
8 (9) – Acer – 36 M – 3%
9 (3) – Nokia – 35 M – 3%
10 (-) – ZTE – 35 M – 3%
Others – 331 M – 27%
TOTAL: 1,224 M

Source: TomiAhonen Almanac 2013 from company and industry data, February 2013

Largest Operating Systems Of Computers When Smartphones & Tablets Included
Rank (was) – Brand – Units 2012 – Market Share 2012 (Market Share 2011)
1 (2) – Android – 462 M – 38% (23%)
1 (1) – Windows – 296 M – 24% (31%)
3 (3) – iOS – 272 M – 22% (21%)
4 (5) – Blackberry – 34 M – 3% (6%)
5 (4) – Symbian – 19 M – 2% (9%)
Others – 141 M – 12%
TOTAL: 1,224 M

Source: TomiAhonen Almanac 2013 from company and industry data, February 2013

Ahonen writes, “The overwhelming market dominance of Microsoft in the computer industry has now ended.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]