Android hammers iOS, no wonder Apple is worried
- From: Tommy Troll <tom_elam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 06:25:15 -0700 (PDT)
People like choice and competition!
Google's Android operating system dominated the mobile space last quarter, according to new data from research firm IDC.
According to IDC, 104.8 million Android-based smartphones shipped worldwide during the second quarter, representing a 106.5 percent gain over the 50.8 million handsets that launched in the same period last year. Android was able to nab 68.1 percent of the smartphone market last quarter.
Android's top competitor, Apple's iOS, was dominated by Google's operating system last quarter, nabbing only 16.9 percent market share on 26 million smartphone shipments. That figure was up 27.5 percent compared to the 20.4 million iPhones that hit store shelves during the second quarter last year.