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Android Called Unbeatable As It Trumps iOS With 84% Global Market Share In Third Quarter

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    Android called ‘unbeatable’ as it trumps iOS with 84% global market share in third quarter

    by Joe Rossignol - Oct. 31, 2014

    -- The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics reveal that Android was installed on over 8 of 10 smartphones worldwide in the third quarter, as the mobile operating system captured 84% global market share for the three-month period ending September. That figure arrives just one day after the research firm reported that Chinese company Xiaomi has become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world.

    Android continued to be a dominant player in global smartphone operating system market share, increasing its lead over iOS by three percentage points compared to the year-ago quarter. Apple’s mobile operating system held 12.3% market share during the third quarter, trailed by Windows Phone (3.3%) and BlackBerry (0.7%). Other mobile platforms accounted for less than 0.1% market share.

    “Android’s leadership of the global smartphone market looks unbeatable at the moment,” said Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics. “Its low-cost services and user-friendly software remain attractive to hardware makers, operators and consumers worldwide. However, challenges are emerging for Google. The Android platform is getting overcrowded with hundreds of hardware brands, Android smartphone prices are falling worldwide, and few Android device vendors make profits.”

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