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: