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Beware of the robot! Android device shipments to reach record one billion this year, predicts Gartner

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Beware of the robot! Android device shipments to reach record one billion this year, predicts Gartner
Research firm Gartner predicts that Android device users will reach the one billion mark this year for the first time, giving Google 45% of the mobile market share.

Android growth in developed markets might be tapering off, as it has reached the point of saturation, but places like China and India, which together amount for quite the chunk of the world's population, will give Android the big boost this year, and will contribute up to 75% of the Android volume this year, predicts Gartner. Given that every hit phone from the likes of Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi or Meizu is selling in the millions in China, offering the best value for money ratios in the smartphone world, Android's takeover is far from done indeed. 

When the dust settles in a year or two, Google's services will be on the majority of phones and tablets worldwide, which was the search giant's goal from the very beginning with Android. Next up seem to be connected homes, appliances and even our cars, so by the end of the decade we might wish we go back to the blissful times when nobody knew where we are or what we are doing at the moment. 

One thing is for sure - Google's mobile ad revenue, which clocked $4.6 billion in 2012, will likely be much more when the stats for last year come, and that number is poised to skyrocket further in the "post-PC" era.


Table 2

Worldwide Device Shipments by Operating System (Thousands of Units)

Operating System

2012

2013

2014

2015

Android

503,690

877,885

1,102,572

1,254,367

Windows

346,272

327,956

359,855

422,726

iOS/Mac OS

213,690

266,769

344,206

397,234

RIM

34,581

24,019

15,416

10,597

Chrome

185

1,841

4,793

8,000

Others

1,117,905

801,932

647,572

528,755

Total

2,216,322

2,300,402

2,474,414

2,621,678

Source: Gartner (December 2013)



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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:06 5

1. Tommy1960i (Posts: 95; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Yes because android has 50 $ devices and 800 $ devices. This is the only reason why it is so high on numbers because there are coutries with many people that cannot afford a medium or expensive device.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:11 1

4. Tommy1960i (Posts: 95; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Android is big
And it is wise
Try to get rid
Of your old device

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:27 7

6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


uh huh?
Are you sure it has nothing to do with Android being an awesome open-source piece of work powered by one of the most awesome companies on the paalnet Google and being available on some of the most awesome devices out there...like my Note 3? :)

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:55

13. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Mines 2, Non LTE, Exynos A15 version

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:16 1

15. quakan (Posts: 1138; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


It has everything to do with affordability. If Android phones were only high-end, expensive phones then the platform market share wouldn't be as high.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:41

20. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1299; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


a good example is the Lumia 520 , if microsoft kept its high seat , it would have been half the market share by now , so budget phones are the real breadwinners here

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:12

24. quakan (Posts: 1138; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Not the breadwinners, just the market share winners and even that's posed to be a struggle for budget phone manufacturers.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:39

9. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


+1

KeyLimePie should make the OS, twice smoother than KitKat
Refresh frame-rates should be 90Fps, current is 60, IceCreamSandwhich was in 30Fps.
AndyRubin needs a kick in his back, or he needs to be fired! for not providing quality apps, that are found in Apple iOs. iOs apps tend to be large files to download, consisting of 40+Mb of it's file vs Android.
There should be 5000 pure quality rich apps. On Android providing evert sector of aspects.
Apple apps are quality! Than Android.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:52 3

11. Commentator (Posts: 2292; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Won't they move on to "L" after "K"itKat?

Also, Andy Rubin isn't with Android any more, he left it last March.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:26

28. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, dude, there are plenty of quality apps for Android available, and Google's job is not to make all of the apps....

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:39

10. zig8100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


The IPhone 5C is basically 50-100 bucks. The 4s is still available and its free. People sound really dumb when they say Android has low end phones. Apple always uses its last year phones as its low end phone. Always! So no excuses!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:06 3

14. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Those are on contrat prices. Most countries don't have contract dependant purchase, in which case, the iPhones become quickly expensive.
As for Android selling many, i'd be worried, considering its Google. I want some company like Jolla with their Sailfish OS or Ubuntu phone to give Android a run for its money.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:39 2

18. blazee (Posts: 251; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Ok then lol i hope your next phone runs on sailfisih OS then lol. Google just minds their own business and continues to make great innovative products with minimal to zero profit margins for themselves. So no im not worried about Google, matter of fact i rather it be Google than anyone else (especially not microsoft or apple).

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 23:06

29. alterecho (Posts: 1052; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


"Google just minds their own business"
Maybe you should too.

"make great innovative products"
Like?

"zero profit margins for themselves"
Thats appreciatable, but, behind the veil is advertising.
No bussiness does anything if doesn't bring in cash.

"So no im not worried about Google, matter of fact i rather it be Google than anyone else"
Thats because you're scroogled.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:36

17. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1299; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


the 5c in most countries cost around $800+ , a low end android can cost around $60 , and a decent model for $500

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:39

19. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1299; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


agree to that ,at least 2/3 androids are usually mid range or low end devices , companies like micromax have android devices for $60 off contract

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 14:12

27. simsation (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


4s free 5c 50-100. Dont blame the cheaper devices because apple has them to.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:07 1

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7317; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So um.. Recycled article.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Analysts-estimate-sales-of-1.1-billion-Android-gadgets-in-2014_id51082

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:54

12. Commentator (Posts: 2292; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Luis and Daniel are fighting to the death. Whichever article gets the most hits wins.

Standard Phone Arena procedure. Why do you think that "Phone Arena is now hiring!" banner is almost constantly up there? It's a very cutthroat system, which is why their quality is always so impeccable.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:09

16. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I think Daniel is gonna win. He chose his Cover Art way better!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:10

3. MarkArigayo (Posts: 238; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


RIP BlackBerry. I'll remember you.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:20 1

5. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Even though there are *some* websites that states the Windows is more popular...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:32 1

8. fireblade (Posts: 629; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


what is windows? Never heard of it

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:31 1

7. fireblade (Posts: 629; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Android is used in phone, tablet, robot, TV box, console, soldier gadget, NASA satelite, car and even in stove. It's the beauty of android.
I can use BBM in stove, WTF!?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:43

21. indiebandit (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


Windowsphone 8 is coming for that #1 spot! so ios and android better look out.ftw

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:46 5

22. district11 (Posts: 92; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


Not this decade.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:06

23. AfterShock (Posts: 2073; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I had to read your post a couple times before realizing you forgot the usual /s tag.
lol
Post of the day.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:26

25. wilsong17 (Posts: 719; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


lol just like the window 8 phone store fail miserable

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 13:57

26. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1299; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


lol , better wish for some apps first

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