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Android's Mobile OS Market Is Up 13%

Jan 19, 2014 05:09 PM EST

Smartphone sales has remained stable within the current market. According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the Android Mobile OS Market Is Up 13%. As of last year, Android owns more than half (51.7%) of the smartphone sales market. Competitor OS had 41.4% of smartphone sales, while Windows’ smartphone sales share remains at 5.6%.

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Apple’s iOS and Mac OS operating systems are expected to be in 344 million new iPhones, iPads and Macs this year, according to Gartner. “There is no doubt that there is a volume-versus-value equation, with Android users purchasing lower-cost devices compared to Apple users,” Gartner analyst Annette Zimmerman stated. The numbers represent a 28 per cent jump on the number of devices shipped in 2013.


Android powers hundreds of millions of mobile devices in more than 190 countries around the world. It's the largest installed base of any mobile platform and growing fast—every day another million users power up their Android devices for the first time and start looking for apps, games, and other digital content. Android gives users a world-class platform for creating apps and games for Android users everywhere, as well as an open marketplace.

Emerging markets are also an increasing driver of growth. Mobile smartphone revenues are still expected to increase. Android OS still remains dominant in the smartphone market. Strong demand for smartphones across all geographies will drive much of this growth as worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Android OS shares may decline due to market maturity and competition. Google’s Android OS is leading the Android smartphone market. Low cost smartphone device revenues still remain strong in emerging markets.

Google Android OS still remains a leader in the worldwide smartphone market. Android expansion has been focused in emerging. Android phones are anticipated to saturate in emerging markets such as Asia, India and Africa. These countries thrive on devices under $150. Small manufacturers and older devices with older Android versions developed  by larger manufacturers such as Samsung and Motorola will also drive market growth.

Android OS markers include Samsung, Sony and many more manufacturers. Android OS is expected to top 1.1 billion users in 2014, up 26 per cent on last year. Gartner recently stated that the number of smartphones and tablet computers shipped with Google Inc.’s Android operating system will break the 1 billion barrier in 2014.

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