Google’s Android now dominates world smartphone market

By: January 30, 2014

While the iPhone may have started the smartphone revolution, it looks like Google’s operating system, Android, will dominate it.

In 2013, Android had a 78.9% share of the global smartphone market. Apple’s iOS fell to 15.5% in 2013, and Microsoft and Nokia saw their Windows Phone jump to a 3.6% global share of market.

781.2 million Android smartphones shipped worldwide in 2013, that’s four times more than from Apple and Microsoft combined.

No wonder Apple share prices are currently dropping. It’s 5c iPhone didn’t do as well as expected and its fourth quarter shipments year-on-year were down again. In total Apple sold 153.4 million iPhones worldwide.

You can read the full Strategy Analytics report on global smartphone sale here.