Our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service just released its global smartphone OS market share by region : Q3 2012 report.

Global smartphone shipments grew +39% annually in Q3 2012. Android was the star platform during the quarter, crushing almost all rivals except Apple iOS. Android is peaking in the North America market, but all other regions are approaching record marketshare levels. Blackberry OS, Symbian and Bada continued to fade, while Microsoft remains niche for now.

This published report tracks global smartphone operating system shipments and market share on a quarterly basis from 2009 to Q3 2012.