Android Dominates 2013 Q2 Smartphone Shipments


8/6/2013 8:14 AM

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Android dominated the 2013 Q2 Smartphone shipments whilst iOS dropped.

Global smartphone shipments managed to reach 229.6 million units in Q2 of this year, up 46.7% from 156.5 million in Q2 2012. Android sold 79.5% of global handsets whilst iOS dropped down to 13.6%. Growth was driven by a strong demand for Android models across all price-tiers in developed and developing markets, such as the US, China and Brazil. Android now accounts for an impressive 8 in 10 of all smartphones shipped on the planet.

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WordPress release version 3.6 to the world

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Battle of the web browser - Google Chrome gains more ground

Internet Explorer and Chrome have managed to gain market share over the past two months. Internet Explorer seemed to gain an increase of 0.46%, Chrome 0.59% and Firefox lost a solid 0.86%.

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