One Out Of Every Five Phones Sold Are “Smart” [REPORT]
According to Garnet, smartphone sales are up 98% year-over-year. Over 80 million of the 400 million phones sold were “smart” in the third quarter. And of those 80 million phones about 25.5% are Android-powered.
“Smartphone OS providers have entered a period of accelerated platform evolution, stimulated by more regular product releases, new platform entrants and new device types,” stated Gartner analyst Roberta Cozza. “Any platform that fails to innovate quickly — either through a vibrant multi-player ecosystem or clear vision of a single controlling entity — will lose developers, manufacturers, potential partners and ultimately users.”
Below are the numbers behind Gartner’s analysis:
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