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
New figures show that Android is on the road to total dominance in the smartphone market. But once it reaches the top, then what? Will it thrive or decline? Could supremacy led to stagnation and its demise?