Android smartphone shipments to pass the one billion mark next year

Android smartphone shipments to pass the one billion mark next year
Zero to 1,000,000,000 units in five years – that is an impressive feat, and that is how long it will take Google’s Android platform. IHS reports that based on current forecast data, cumulative global shipments of devices with the Android operating system will earn nine-zeros on its counter in 2013.

The forecast does not stop there, as an analyst for IHS is quoted as saying, “The Androids are taking over the world of smartphones.” Annual growth rate is expected to continue at a double-digit percentage rate for the next few years, reaching a global penetration of three billion by 2016.

This is a boon for the brands that are known for selling Android devices by the truck-load, like Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG (plus Google’s own Motorola).  It is also telling of just how big the challenge is for the competition in the face of such staggering growth.

Source: Digitimes



1. wendygarett unregistered

Of course!! Android is the best :D

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I don't know which side you're really with, but I definitely agree that android is the best. That one billion mark will still continue to grow further...

7. wendygarett unregistered

If you wanna know why... You have to differentiate between android and fandroid... I never say something bad to android but fandroid? Ugh... Only you fandroid claim me bad :'(

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol welcome back wendy

8. wendygarett unregistered

more than a welcome :D

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Android is cheap. $80 and you can walk out with an android device at Walmart. In mainland China, android devices cost a fraction of the $80 we pay in the US. If you make cheap devices, people will buy them.

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

aaaaaaa try saying that about a galaxy s3 dude LOL that 80 dollar phone you speak of must be a galaxy s prevail or something LMAOOO

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Aaaah thanks for Fresh Air. Was all suffoctaed with Apple crap ...

5. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Wow 1/7 people on Earth will own an Android phone. That's pretty crazy to think about.

6. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Yeah! Me 2. but some ish**p didn't like fresh air

9. prototype

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

1 billion free people !

10. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

... and 90% of people using Android were lagging, crashing, infected.

11. wendygarett unregistered

U mad?

12. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

lol naysayer, don't nay just because you are experiencing that :( aww I feel sad for ya

13. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nos are impressive but one major work android has to do is digg deep the stock android & optimize.the android 4.1 is still not that snappy when compared to WP8.Year after Year android is just adding features but not paying attention to optimization.Linaro android is an example how much android can be improved..

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

THREE BILLION BY 2016!! That will mean the best, by far largest ecosystem ever by default. No developer will afford to stay out of it

17. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012 will grow.... but what about wp.....I want to what will happen to wp....

19. 23nikki1 unregistered

Android will grab the smartphone market while Windows will grab the tablet market...Good Bye iworld...!!!

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

WP? Well I'd say it depends on how much monopoly Nokia gets over it. If it ends up as basically a Nokia trademark, my guess is it could reach up to 50 million yearly sales in 2013. If it gets a wider manufacturer acceptance I think Microsoft could hope for up to 75-100 million but I don't see that happening.

20. JoeBelfiore

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I'd rather its a NOKIA trademark than Samsung spoiling the Windows Phone brand by flooding the market with cheap ass plastic phones.

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