In just a year, from Q4 2011 to Q4 2012, the worldwide smartphone market grew by almost 40%. However, Android in the same time period, grew by an amazing 88%.
Here are some other numbers worth noting:
- For Q4 2012, the worldwide market for smartphones was 208 million devices.
- Out of this, Android’s share was 144.7 million smartphones and iOS accounted for 43.5 million smartphones.
- Shipments of iOS smartphones increased by about 23%.
- For all other mobile operating systems, it looks bleak. Their combined share is down from 25% to 10%.
- Source: pingdom.com