Android versus iPhone

The latest statistics regarding global Android and iPhone smartphone shipments may surprise you

January 9, 2013
Android Apple

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, recently unveiled her latest report on 2012’s Internet Trends report, showing that Android shipments have raced ahead of iPhone shipments.

This latest report is an update on Meeker’s 2012 Internet Trends research released in March 2012, which focused on global Internet stats, business models associated with mobile and social online environments and economic trends related to the Internet.

Meeker’s Internet Trends report shows that Android smartphone adoption is increasing rapidly, and is now nearly six times higher than iPhone adoption.

The fast growth of Android is partly fuelled by low cost smartphones running Google’s Android mobile operating system in emerging markets, including India and China.

The following graph shows the number of iPhone and Android devices which were shipped over the last few years.

Global Android and iPhone Unit Shipments

Global Android and iPhone Unit Shipments

Related articles

BlackBerry vs Samsung vs Nokia vs Apple in SA

BlackBerry vs iPhone vs Android in South Africa

Latest BlackBerry vs Android vs iPhone stats

BlackBerry vs Android vs Apple

Top cellphone makes in South Africa

Tags: Android, Apple, Google, Headline, iphone

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Which tech brand do you like the most?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Here they are: All CliffCentral’s audience numbers

CliffCentral

MyBroadband received unlimited access to Gareth Cliff’s CliffCentral audience figures, which tell an interesting story

FNB chucks out IE8

FNB Internet

FNB has announced that it will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), and will begin phasing out the “old technology” on 14 September 2014.

MTN Pulse offers 29c rate for some calls

MTN Pulse

MTN launched its new MTN Pulse service, offering on-net call rates for as low as 29c per minute

Telkom retrenchment process made court order

Telkom generic

An agreement between Telkom and Solidarity about Telkom’s restructuring and retrenchment process has been made a court order by the Labour Court

bool(true)