According to a recent report by reserved firm Canalys, there we over
300 million smart devices shipped in the first quarter of 2013, which is
apparently up 37.4 percent for the same quarter in 2012.
Canalys also revealed some details on the percentage share of those
300 million devices by operating system, and according to the report
59.5 percent of those 300 million devices used Google’s Android OS.
‘Despite its slowing growth, Apple still shipped over 37 million iPhones,’
said Pete Cunningham, Canalys Principal Analyst. ‘But HTC and Samsung
have raised the bar with their latest handsets and Apple needs to
respond with its next iPhone. The iPhone user interface is now six years
old and badly in need of a refresh. Hardware-wise, the biggest dilemma
that Apple faces is what it does with the size of the display on the
next iPhone. It cannot afford to ignore the trend for larger displays in
premium smart phones. We expect an increase on the iPhone 5’s 4″
display but are not anticipating a "Phablet”-style iPhone.’
The list is made up of smartphones, tablets and notebooks, in second place is Apple with a 19.3 percent share, this includes iOS devices
and notebooks running OS X, and in third place is Microsoft with an
18.1 percent share, this includes, Windows Phone 8 smartphones and
Windows 8 tablets and notebooks.
Source Canalys, The Next Web
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