News by Luke Jones on Thursday August 06, 2015.
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Android is the mobile platform that leads the way in global markets, Google's OS is well ahead of Apple's OS in most areas with all other rivals insignificant enough to not be worth mentioning. Why is that, what has made Android the runaway leader? Well, the sheer availability of the platform across so many devices certainly helps, and market researcher Open Signal says there are now 24,093 different Android products in use.Last time Open Signal conducted such a test was in 2012, when the number was 3997 and Android was still in a fight to secure its market position. Last year as the platform had already assumed top spot the figure was at 18,796. In comparison, Apple's iOS (Android's nearest rival) currently has 10 devices, so it really is clear why Android is in the lead. It is worth noting that the result shows all devices currently in operation, dating way back to Android 2.2 Froyo. Ok, that sounds like a complaint, but it is actually a compliment. We all know by now that Apple and Google go about things differently in this area and considering Android?s model and ethos Google has done an amazing job. The company wanted its platform to be open and for manufacturers to embrace it, something they most certainly have with those 24,093 devices created by 1,294 manufacturers. Leading the way is clearly Samsung with a huge 37.8% of all Android devices, which is a staggering 9107 devices, probably showing why the Korean company is the market leader too. source: Open Signal
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