Android devices have seen a significant gain in Germany, the continent's largest market, claiming a 61% share. Italy, Spain and France revealed similar figures.
The eurozone crisis was attributed to Apple's downturn in the regions, influencing consumers to opt for cheaper handsets from other manufacturers.
However, since the launch of the iPhone 4S in October, Apple's market share has risen in Britain, the US, and Australia. Industry analysts Kantar Worldpanel ComTech note that the firm's share of the UK market increased from 21.4% at the end of November 2010 to 30.9% this year.
Android also gained ground in Britain, securing a 46.6% share of the smartphone market this year compared to 2010's 34.8%. BlackBerry makers RIM's hold declined from 22.2% to 16.9%, while Symbian's plummeted from 17.1% to just 3.2%.
"In Great Britain, the US and Australia, Apple's new iPhone continues to fly off the shelf in the run up to Christmas, reversing the share losses seen during much of 2011," said Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
"However, this trend is far from universal, with sales in Germany and France somewhat underwhelming."
Apple is rumoured to be releasing a new iPhone with a four-inch screen in 2012.