According to a report submitted by Kantar Worldpanel from the data collected over a three month period which ended on April 2014, the Android platform has continued to grow over the past year. The U.S. appears to be very receptive towards the platform as the marketshare which was 51.8% last year, has now risen to 59.1% thus marking an increase of 7.3% within a year.
China saw an even bigger increase of 7.9% compared to last year, speaking volumes about the growth of the platform. However, it hasn’t been the same story for Android elsewhere. Marketshare sunk by 1.4% in France and 5.9% in Spain where iOS and Windows Phone were the winners.
But overall, it seems like Android hasn’t lost momentum with Japan being the only region among the surveyed markets where the platform trails iOS. It’s clear that the arrival of devices like the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 has worked in favor of the Android platform to a great extent. Not to mention the barrage of Chinese OEMs who have multiple Android budget handsets launching almost every month.
Apple’s mobile platform is falling back a bit and it will certainly take some doing to dethrone Android in order to regain the top spot. The competition from Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system won’t make things any easier for Apple either.
Source: Kantar Worldpanel
Via: GSM Arena