New data compiled and released by IDC shows Android smashing through another milestone as it heads toward total world domination, with the analyst claiming that 81% of all smartphones shipped in Q3 of 2013 were powered by Android. In terms of numbers, that’s a staggering 211.6 million individual Android phones, with nearly 40% of the total being made by the unstoppable Samsung.
Overall sales of smartphones grew 39.9% when compared with the same quarter of 2012, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone ambitions benefiting from a 156% year-on-year growth spurt. Here are the cold, hard, dry stats:
Absolutely insane numbers there from Android. I’ve just tried counting up to 211.6 million, and can tell you it’s an extremely large number indeed. Read the full analysis over at IDC.