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Canalys: Android on 79 percent of nearly 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Jan 2014 17:33 User comments (1)

Canalys: Android on 79 percent of nearly 1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013 While other firms reported that smartphone shipments broke 1 billion in 2013, Canalys believes the world got very close but did not hit the milestone.
The research firm says 998 million smartphones were shipped last year, up 44 percent year-over-year.

Android remained king, being the operating system on 79 percent of the shipped devices, up from 68 percent in 2012. Apple's share fell to 15 percent from 20 percent even though shipments increased to 154 million.

Microsoft had the strongest growth, with shipments increasing 90 percent to 32.1 million. Windows Phone now has just over 3 percent market share. BlackBerry continued its fall, shipping just 19.8 million units for the year.

Windows Phone is an interesting entrant to the current duopoly that is the smartphone market, but Microsoft/Nokia will still need a lot of work to move the needle.

Samsung was the top smartphone maker in the world, followed by Apple, Huawei and Lenovo.

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11.2.2014 22:39

I actually might look at getting a Blackberry now. They should be cheap and might fulfill my simple needs.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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