There is no doubt about the success of the basic Android platform. Three years after its launch, hardware sales are booming.
According to research by Kantar WorldPanel Comtech, Android now accounts for 38% of the UK smartphone market, compared to 23% for Apple’s devices.
Stateside, Android is faring even better, holding a 54.7% share, while iOS has 27.2%.
Last month, Google revealed that 350,000 Android phones are being activated every day.
Yet sales of Android apps remain relatively poor.