market share

LG is now the third largest OEM in the US market

LG, maker of the last two Nexus smartphones, has been found to be the number three Android OEM in the US. When comparing sales figures domestically, they are firmly behind Apple and Samsung. Similarly, Android is also up overall, rising 3.9% in overall sales for 2013.

Moto G helps bring Motorola 6% market share in UK

Motorola, who have seen a downward trend in recent years, have risen once again. This time, their European market share is showing promise, as they’ve been found to have a 6% market share in the UK. While their recent Moto X flagship altered the way many think of Android devices, it seems their mid-tier Moto G is to thank for the European uptick.

Android tablet market share jumps to nearly 62%

Gartner has released their statistics on global tablet sales, showing Android to be the superior platform. The market share for the platform rose to 61.9% globally in 2013, up from 45.8% in 2012. Across the board, sales were up for all platforms, but iOS saw a sharp decline in market share.

IDC: Android takes top honors for 2013 with a 78.6 percent market share

The latest market share report has been released by IDC. This report is offering a look at the numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013, and also for the year as a whole. Some of this, such as how the charts are being dominated by Android will come with little surprise. But there is also the other side of the chart to consider, the bottom, which details the further decline of BlackBerry.

79% of smartphone shipments in 2013 were Android-based handsets

Android has increased its lead. According to new data, roughly 79% of all smartphones shipped globally were Android based handsets. Global smartphone distribution also increased greatly, with 990 million devices being sent out in 2013. If you’re keeping track, that’s 782.1 million Android handsets shipped in 2013.
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