company Strategy Analytics estimates that during the past year worldwide shipped about 990 million smartphones, which was an absolute record. Growth in relation to 2012-mu was 41%.
2013th shipment of smartphones reached 290.2 million units, up 34% compared with the last quarter of 2012, when the market size was estimated at 217.0 million units.
greatest demand devices running the operating system Android. On them in the past year had 781.2 million shares. The proportion of such smartphones in the global market reached 78.9% against 68.8% at the end of 2012.
At the same time the share of Apple-devices is reduced: if in 2012 for various iPhone models had a total of 19.4% of the market, in 2013 – about 15.5%. During the year the company was able to realize the Cupertino 153.4 million smartphones.
As for the mobile platform Windows Phone, it was installed on 35.7 million smartphones shipped during the past year. Share of the operating system for 12 months increased from 2.7 to 3,6%.
All other software platforms for smartphones together took 2.0% of the world market as against 9.1% in 2012. In terms of unit shipments of such devices had 19.8 million in total sales.