An insightful article by Sebastian Anthony, on Nov 2, 2012, reminds us how Android devices are cornering the market. We already know that according to the latest numbers (June, 2012) Android activations hit 1.3M per day, according to Google's Schmidt. According to Anthony "no less than 75% of smartphones shipped ran Google’s Android operating system. This equates to 136 million Android handsets, almost doubling the 71 million Android smartphones from the same quarter last year. If we look at the entirety of 2012 to date, 68.2% of smartphones sold are powered by Android, up from 49.2% last year."
"In 2008, manufacturers shipped 0.7 million Android devices; by the time 2012 draws to a close, there will be roughly 550 million Android devices in circulation, capturing 70% of the smartphone market. While IDC is only measuring shipments, Android’s 136 million shipments in Q3 2012 correlates rather nicely with Google’s figure of 1.3 million device activations per day — so we can be fairly sure that these figures aren’t skewed by Android devices sitting on the shelves of retailers. Rounding out the rest of the smartphone market, Apple shipped 26.9 million iOS devices in Q3 2012 (up from 17.1 million in Q3 2011), and RIM, Symbian, and Windows Phone all wallowed around the few-million mark."
Read the rest of the article here: http://bit.ly/Uo9L54