Android gains leading market share at iOS' expense in the past quarter
As a whole, though, device shipments are up 6% this quarter, with Android device shipments rising 10.3% and Apple phones falling 5.2%. Strategy Analytics argues that Android's leading position is secure for the time being, although the problem of very few manufacturers turning a profit still persists.
According to the analysts, the launch of the Google Pixel phones is not going to remedy the situation, as the handsets compete against ones made by companies whose products once popularized Android.
Despite that, Android runs on 9 out of 10 smartphones sold, which is an enviable turnout for any operating system.
source: Strategy Analytics