Google Inc (GOOGL)’s Android and Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iOS Make 96.4% of the Smartphone Market


The latest smartphone figures from IDC are out, proving that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)‘s Android and  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s iOS nearly make up the whole smartphone market, while other Mobile OS don’t even count. The figures also show that the  total smartphone shipment in the world crossed the 300 million mark in a quarter for the first time, as vendors shipped 301.3 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android had the lion’s share among the smartphone OS, accounting for  255.3 million devices. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS took a far off second place, accounting for 35.2 million of those smartphones.


The data from IDC show that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android has strengthened its position as the OS with the largest market share, from a 79.6% market share in the second quarter of 2013, it now leads with a 84.7% market share. The shipment of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android based smartphones also saw a massive increase of 33%. The story of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS is a little different, as even though it had a 12.7% year-on-year increase in shipments, its market share fell from 13% to 11.7% year on year.

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