Android Figures

KitKat now on 8.5 percent of Android devices, other versions fall

As expected, Android 4.4.x KitKat has continued to increase its market share and is now present on 8.5 percent of the total active Android devices, revealed Google in the latest Android platform numbers. The numbers also show the downfall of all other Android versions including Jelly Bean, which actually lost its market share for first time last month.  Froyo and ...

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Android tablets grow 127pc in 2013, take top spot from iPad

2013 was not just a great year for Android smartphones but also for tablets. According to latest data released by Gartner, Android tablets accounted for almost 62 percent of the total tablet shipments in 2013, thus overtaking iOS, which was only present on 36 percent of the shipped tablets last year. This is a big jump for Android, which grew ...

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Lenovo expects to turnaround Motorola’s fortunes in a few quarters

Lenovo’s Motorola Mobility acquisition might not be complete but the Chinese giant is already making plans on how to make Motorola profitable. The company told Bloomberg that it expects to end Motorola’s losses in the matter of quarters after the deal is complete. “In a few quarters we can turn around the business,” Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing stated in an ...

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Smartphone shipments top 1 billion units in 2013: IDC

Research firm IDC has released its quarterly mobile phone tracker report, which reveals that the total worldwide smartphone shipments crossed 1 billion units mark for the first time. According to IDC, a total of 1,004.2 million smartphones were shipped in 2013, which is up 38.4 percent from the 725.3 million unit shipments in 2012. “The sheer volume and strong growth ...

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Jelly Bean now on almost 60pc of active Android devices

Google has released the first Android platform statistics for 2014 and there is no surprise. KitKat and Jelly Bean continue their rise being the latest Android versions, while the older versions like Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are losing market share. In terms of the specifics, Jelly Bean (Android versions from 4.1 to 4.3) is now present on a total ...

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Android will pass 1 billion active users in 2014: Gartner

Research firm Gartner is forecasting that Android will cross 1 billion active users milestone this year. As we know, Android has already overtaken the 1 billion activations number but the active users are still said to be less than 1 billion. It is predicting the final number to be 1.1 billion by the end of 2014, which is a 26 ...

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Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy Note 3 units

Samsung has revealed today that it has shipped 10 million Galaxy Note 3 smartphone units. It is the 14th mobile phone from the company to achieve this feat. Other recent Samsung phones, which achieved 10 million or more shipment numbers are Galaxy S 4, Note II, Galaxy S III, Note, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy S. You can see all ...

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