While they’re no match for the record-breaking numbers posted by Samsung fiscal quarter after quarter, LG’s smartphone sales have been on the rise lately, mostly boosted by the Nexus 4 and Optimus G hits.
Infographic: Android device popularity across the world
Despite Android growth leveling off in the U.S., it’s still the number one mobile OS worldwide. Handset Detection recently analyzed 35 million Android devices in seven countries across four different categories: Top models, top screen sizes, number of unique devices, and what percentage of phones compared to tablets.
Samsung projected to ship 80 million S4 units in 2013, 320 million smartphones in total
It seems Android activation is leveling off in the US, a trend we’re not used to for prolonged periods. Even more concerning was the holiday season, which saw a downward trend, one that continues into 2013.
comScore: Apple still top smartphone maker, Samsung also gaining market share in U.S.
Google has made a small adjustment in measuring version share on the Android platform. This month, Jelly Bean gets a big jump, and this could be attributed to better engagement among ICS and Jelly Bean users compared to older versions.
The latest Kantar report focuses on smartphone sales by operating system in the UK, as well as other important global markets. Much to our delight, the survey shows Android has the upper hand against iOS all across the world, from London to Beijing.