Android smartphone shipments to pass the one billion mark next year
posted by Maxwell R. / Sep 12, 2012, 10:53 PM
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.
Of course!! Android is the best :D
posted on Sep 12, 2012, 10:55 PM 17
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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...
posted on Sep 12, 2012, 11:09 PM 6
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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.
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:06 AM 1
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... and 90% of people using Android were lagging, crashing, infected.
posted on Sep 12, 2012, 11:54 PM 0
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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..
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:04 AM 0
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Sure....android will grow.... but what about wp.....I want to what will happen to wp....
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 2:29 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 4:50 AM 0
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