Google has updated the Android platform distribution numbers, providing developers with an idea of which versions of Android are most commonly in use. We see no real surprises as Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 4.2.x Jelly Bean gain ground, and all the others either hold steady or drop in use.
Two out of three Americans own a smartphone, global average still at 20 percent
Mobile devices are in, traditional computing and television service are out according to the February Nielson Digital Consumer Report. At an average of 4 portable web enabled devices per person, the US has three times more smartphone owners per-capita than the global average.
Samsung closes the gap on Apple in the tablet market
Global smartphone shipments surpassed the one billion unit milestone last year. Surprisingly, Lenovo, LG, and Huawei were some of the best performing manufacturers, while Apple failed to keep the pace.
Android increases global share, but its most popular OEM stagnates
The number of tablets to be shipped during Q4 2013 is forecast to exceed the total number of PCs (desktops plus laptops) shipping during the same period. If you had the money to buy either a laptop or a tablet, which would you get?
Could Android usage in the USA actually be declining?
According to the latest data, nearly 142 million people in the U.S. now own smartphones with Android running on 52 percent of them. However when compared to previous months there has been little or no growth in Android's market share, suggesting that Android usage in the USA could be reaching saturation point.
Android dominates the tablet market in Q2 2013, with 67% of global shipments