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Android Wear ships 720,000 units, Moto 360 in the lead

Google's wearable platform seems off to a good start. Considering it formally launched only last year, it was already able to ship 720,000 Android Wear smartwatches. That definitely seems like a significant number, that is until you look at the big picture. That's 720,000 out of a total of 4.6 million smart bands shipped worldwide in 2014. While still laudable, it does show that Android Wear still has a bit of catching up to do in that market space, and it should do so quickly.

One Billion Android smartphones shipped globally in 2014

2014 was a big year for Android devices according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The company tracks smartphone shipments around the world and its data shows that a billion Android smartphones shipped globally in 2014. According to the metrics, global smartphone shipments grew 30% during the year reaching a total of 1.3 billion units.

Gartner: Smartphones in emerging markets rise

The era of feature phones might be coming to a close. That is one of the possibilities coming from Gartner's analysis of this year's third quarter smartphone sales. The mobile phone market has practically stagnated compared to the same period last year, thanks to the rise of low-end Android phones. This is most especially seen in emerging markets like Eastern Europe and the Middle East, while Western Europe's smartphone sales reveal a disheartening downward trend.

84% of global smartphone shipments in Q3 were Android devices

The latest metrics are in from Strategy Analytics looking at the share of the global smartphone ecosystem held by each mobile operating system. The numbers show that Android is by far the most popular mobile operating system out there. Android captures 84% of the global smartphone market share for Q3 2014.

IDC stats show smartphone shipments are increasing in 2014

IDC is always looking at the smartphone and other markets around the world to determine if the market is growing or shrinking. IDC has released the latest data for the smartphone market around the world in 2014. According to IDC, the market is growing and demand for smartphones remains strong despite slowing growth in mature markets.

Android chokes out the competition with 85% market share

Android is growing, no doubt about that. But just how much and how fast can still sometimes be quite surprising. The latest numbers coming from IDC reveal that Android smartphone shipments comprise almost 85 percent of the world's output, not an insignificant 33 percent increase from almost 80 percent from the same period last year.

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.
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