Android Blows Past 80 Percent Market Share

Google’s Android mobile operating system hit a big milestone during the third quarter of 2013, according to the (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. With a total base of 211.6 million smartphone units shipped during the quarter, Android accounted for 81.0 percent of all smartphone shipments, marking the first time that Android topped 80 percent in its short history. Android only began ramping up in 2009, making its market share all the more remarkable. Samsung continues to dominate in the Android hardware space. Here are more details from IDC’s latest research.