Strategy Analytics: Android smartphone shipments up to 81.3% in Q3 2013, iOS down to 13.4%, Windows Phone at 4.1%
Global smartphone shipments reached 251.4 million units in Q3 2013, up 45 percent from 172.8 million units in Q3 2012. Breaking those numbers down, Google’s Android secured a whopping 81.3 percent global share, Apple’s iOS fell to 13.4 percent, and Windows Phone took third with 4.1 percent.
Americans lag behind Indian and Chinese Internet users when it comes to mobile shopping. Nearly twice as many Chinese Internet users (18%) Indian users (15%) shop via their mobile phones as Americans (10%).