• Mobile Market Share and Revenue

    24 December 2014

    The worldwide smartphone market grew 27.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2014Q3), just over a third of a billion shipments at 335 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. 8 At this pace, 2014 promises to close at nearly 1.3 billion shipments, with Android taking the lion's share, spread across over 180 tracked vendors. The bulk of these Android players are squarely focused on the sub-US$200 space, driven by demand at increasingly value-oriented consumers. Third quarter shipments were slightly above IDC's forecast and expects iOS share to recover during the holiday peak as existing users upgrade to iPhone 6


    Period Android iOS Windows Phone BlackBerry OS Others
    Q3 2014 84.4% 11.7% 2.9% 0.5% 0.6%
    Q3 2013 81.2% 12.8% 3.6% 1.7% 0.6%
    Q3 2012 74.9% 14.4% 2.0% 4.1% 4.5%
    Q3 2011 57.4% 13.8% 1.2% 9.6% 18.0%

    Source: IDC, 2014 Q3


    Now lets also look at statista report

    Android devices are still the driving force across the global smartphone market, according to the International Data Corporation. Total smartphone shipments are set to reach 1.3 billion units this year with Android accounting for over 80 percent compared to just under 14 percent for iOS. From a revenue perspective, Apple’s premium smartphones control 30 percent of global revenue while Android’s more layered approach will afford it just under 67 percent.

    This chart shows a forecast of the worldwide smartphone market share in 2014.



    Infographic: The Smartphone Market 2014 | Statista