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Android captures 79% of global smartphone shipments in 2013

Wednesday 29 January 2014 | 20:38 CET | News
Global smartphone shipments grew 41 percent annually to reach a record 990 million units in 2013, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Android captured 79 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide and extended its lead over Apple, Microsoft and other rivals. Global smartphone shipments grew 34 percent annually from 217.0 million units in Q4 2012 to 290.2 million in Q4 2013. Global smartphone shipments for the full year were just shy of the 1 billion level, but nonetheless reached a record 990.0 million units in 2013, increasing from 700.1 million in 2012. Global

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