BrandArena: Android shipments in 2014 exceed 1 billion for first time

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Android shipments in 2014 exceed 1 billion for first time

Strategy Analytics' revealed in its latest report of the global Smartphone market that while Apple has made terrific strides with record-breaking iPhone sales, Android handsets still make up for 81.2% of the global Smartphone market as of the end of 2014. That figure is slightly higher than the 78.9% market share enjoyed by Android OS in 2013.

In 2014 alone over a billion Android devices were shipped – at least according to Strategy Analytics. The analyst firm figured out that out of the estimated 1.3 billion smartphones shipped last year, more than a billion of those were powered by the Android platform,

Apple iOS shipped 192.7 million smartphones worldwide in 2014, capturing 15 percent share. The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models have recently re-energized Apple's growth and their bigger-screen designs have swiftly gained traction among wealthy consumers.

For the year 2014, a total of 1.28 billion Smartphones were shipped across the globe, up from 990 million in 2013.

Emerging markets, such as China and Indonesia, drove the industry's growth last year and they will continue to do so through 2015.

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