Android on target to surpass one billion devices this year

Android on target to surpass one billion devices this year

Shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones of all shapes and sizes will increase by 7.6% year-on-year to 2.47 billion units, as users across the globe continue to buy more tablets and phones.

Google’s Android will continue to be the most popular OS by a wide margin thanks to the growing popularity of low-cost smartphones. This year that segment of the market will help Android devices surpass shipments of 1 billion units for the first time. By 2017, more than 75% of Android’ shipments will come from emerging markets, Gartner said.

Mobile phones are the most shipped devices, but tablets are showing the most growth promise. In 2014, tablets will demonstrate a 47% growth rate, according to Gartner’s projections.

Image by Gartner. 

2014-01-10T11:33:35+00:00