Samsung may have made some great strides during the third quarter in North America, but as far as China is concerned, Nokia and Motorola are the big boys that dominated the smartphone industry in Q3 based on a published study done by CCID Consulting.

Not surprising is Nokia’s overall supremacy with 69.2% market share, but Motorola still managed to snag the second spot with a decent 19.9% share. Dopod, which is owned by HTC, is at no. 3 with 4.7% while Samsung who’s currently no. 1 both in Canada and the US for the said quarter got 4th place with 2.5%.

As far as the mobile OS goes, Symbian is obviously holding the top spot with Linux at #2 and Windows Mobile Professional in third place.

Considering that 7.474 million handsets were sold in Q3 in the Asian country alone, making it the world’s largest mobile phone market, China is probably one of the biggest reasons why Motorola is staying afloat despite their faltering status in other countries.