Android grows smartphone market share to 81% in Q3

Wednesday 13 November 2013 | 09:01 CET | News
Google's Android operating system grew its share of the smartphone market to 81.0 percent in the third quarter, equal to 211.6 million phones shipped, according to estimates from IDC. Samsung accounted for just under half the Android shipments. Android increased its share from 74.9 percent a year earlier, while Apple's iOS fell to 12.9 percent from 14.4 over the same period. Microsoft's Windows showed the strongest growth, increasing its share from 2.0 percent in Q3 2012 to 3.6 percent this year. BlackBerry fell over the same period to 1.7 percent from 4.1. IDC attributed the growth in

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