Android market share


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Android market share

As of the fourth quarter 2013, according to IDC, 78% of smartphone sales worldwide were Android phones. The reason is that myriad entry-level Android phone models have been available around the world, especially popular in less affluent countries. In addition, for their first seven years, iPhones had relatively small and narrow screens, while Android models were offered with much larger displays. The iPhone 6 models were the first Apple phones to match those screen sizes. See Android, iPhone and phablet.
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But it is still up to the new product releases of the company in 2014 as investors are growing anxious of the rising Android market share in both smartphones and tablets.
Given the popularity of Google's Android operating system and the fact that Samsung owns the majority of the Android market share, it apears to be a good idea for the company to focus on enterprise mobility, especially at a time when the bring your own device (BYOD) trend is being seriously considered by enterprises.
If the trend continues, and the smartphone market continues to expand (which it will for the foreseeable future), then we could be looking at an Android market share of 90 per cent by the end of 2013.