Android Statistics: Now 50 Percent of The Smartphone Market

August 2, 2011 3:21 am

We have written about android stats before – we spotted this today:

“Google’s Android platform has taken almost 50 percent of the global smartphone market, dominating in the Asia-Pacific region, research firm Canalys said on Monday

Android, which Google acquired in 2005 and launched on phones in 2008, is used by almost all the major phone makers including HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung.

It was the number one platform in 35 of the 56 countries Canalys tracks, resulting in a market share of 48 percent, the research firm said.”

Statistics Source: Reuters

Of course, a huge number of android phones are returned

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