The smartphone industry is growing really, really fast.
But it's also a mess.
On Tuesday, research firm IDC busted out its third-quarter industry numbers, reporting that the smartphone industry grew by an impressive 39.9%. Year-over-year, Android units were up 51.3%.
Google's dominant Android operating system crossed past 80% market share for the first time ever, while Apple's 26% gain in unit sales resulted in a drop to 12.9% from 14.4% a year ago.
Microsoft's underdog Windows Phone grew by 156% year-over-year, bringing its market share to 3.6%, up from 2.0% last year, but slightly down from 3.7% in the second quarter.