We Android fans take pride when we say that “Android is king of all the mobile OS” and now another report is out which tells us that Android is conquering the world of smartphones as out of 4 out of 5 smartphones are powered by Android. International Data Corp (IDC) reported that around 211.6 million Android smartphones were shipped in the third quarter this year, grabbing a market share of whopping 81%, that’s a huge increase of 51% year-on-year.
“Android and Windows Phone continued to make significant strides in the third quarter. Despite their differences in market share, they both have one important factor behind their success: price. Both platforms have a selection of devices available at prices low enough to be affordable to the mass market, and it is the mass market that is driving the entire market forward.”
The way people are converting to Android, and a lot of manufacturers are launching Android powered phones, it seems by the end of next year, we might see the market share crossing 90 percent.