Android Boosts Smartphones to New Heights
Mobile phone sales are continuing to take a hit in the sluggish economy worldwide. Android has been one of the primary growth engines of the smartphone market since it was launched in 2008.
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Android has successfully surpassed the market and taken market share from the competition. In addition, there are many vendors, who are introducing their first Android-powered smartphones to market.
The mobile operating system race continues to be a battle between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Sales of Android units more than doubled from the same quarter last year, with 122.5 million units shipped. The system grabbed a 72.4 percent share of the market for all mobile devices — not just smartphones — during the quarter, up from the 52.5 percent share it had at the same time last year
- In smartphones, Samsung & Apple grabbed the top positions, with RIM moving to No # 3 and HTC a close # 4.
- HTC and RIM have seen their sales declining. So both companies are working hard to raise their position in market.
- Windows Phone 8 is also a great wild card here. Nokia once again is backing the stage with multiple new handsets. We are hoping for some changes in graphs.
- HTC’s Windows 8X is getting positive reviews then other Windows phone.
Majority part of the Android’s success has been driven by Samsung, with its popular Galaxy series and other well-received cell phones made with Android in mind. The two owe each other a “ThankS” for their shared rise in smartphone and mobile operating system sales rankings.
Although Samsung has sells more handsets than Apple, but Apple remains the most powerful player in smartphones overall. And that that will take time to change..