This October, Google had one of its most standout months since Google I/O back in May. The first reason to celebrate was the overwhelming market reports for Q3 2013, followed closely by the under-the-radar release of Android 4.4 KitKat as well as the heavily leaked but much anticipated Nexus 5. We will go into detail about each below:
The end of the third quarter of 2013 brought in a wealth of good news for Android and
Google. Firstly, Android pulled in a whopping 81.3% of global smartphone market share. Android is now the operating system in 4 of 5 global smartphones. In a distant second is Apple with 13.4% of the market share, down 2.2% from last quarter but this number is expected to increase because of the late release of the iPhone 5S and 5C. Microsoft has taken third place from Blackberry. Microsoft has increased their market share by 2%, from 2.1% last quarter to 4.1% this quarter, making Microsoft the fastest growing operating system in the mobile sphere.
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