Android is killing iOS with nearly 75% share in Q1 2013

Gartner's latest market share results are in and they show Google's Android operating system gaining significant market share in Q1 2013 to nearly 75%. That is a jump of almost 20% in just one year.
I see this increase as significant in that Q1 2012 to Q1 2013 comparisons are a good like-for-like comparison coming after the holiday selling season and before new product launches. What it says to me is that Android is in reach of gaining Windows-like dominance in the mobile handset market unless some other competitor can prevent it from doing so. As usual, it was Samsung leading the way for Android with an increase in share from 27.6% to 30.8%. Meanwhile Apple tumbled from 22.5% to 18.2%. Notice, however that the next three largest smartphone handset makers were all Android manufacturers an...


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