We have known how Google is ruling the search engine market share. It’s as if they are the God of internet where every webmasters must pray upon if they want to live a good life. Not only that, the company seems restlessly trying to own other market share as well. With their development of smartphone/tablet Operating System – the Android OS, they’ve now close to eating up 50 percent of worldwide smartphone cake (market share)!
Well, no wonder. They are rich anyway. According to the report from research firm Canalys who tracked 56 countries around the world:
Android, the number one platform by shipments since Q4 2010, was also the strongest growth driver this quarter, with Android-based smart phone shipments up 379% over a year ago to 51.9 million units. Growth was bolstered by strong Android product performances from a number of vendors, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, ZTE and Huawei. The final country-level data delivered to clients today shows there were particularly strong performances from Android devices in APAC countries, such as South Korea, where Android holds an 85% platform share, and Taiwan, where it has 71%.
That is an amazing stats. With Android Apps in the market has surpassing Apple Apps, people might just opt for the Android version as Android Phone has a lot more choice of cell phone models.
You can find more details of this report at Canalys.