Wednesday, 06 February 2013 21:10

1.4 billion smartphones in use by the end of 2013

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A new study published by ABI Research shows some pretty impressive numbers, especially for the green army we all know - Android. If you didn’t think the Android platform was the king of smartphones before, you’ll surely think so after reading these details.

According to ABI, by the end of 2013 there will be 1.4 billion smartphones being used daily. And around 800 million of them will all be Google‘s Android. The researchers from ABI have released all the details on a recent study which factors in an annual smartphone growth rate of 44 percent for the 2013 year.

ABI also predicts that 20 million BlackBerry 10 phones will be in active use at year-end. 


Apple's iPhone still comes in second place just under 300 million, and then the rest trickle down to those other smartphones. The study shows Microsoft's baby increasing to 45 million by the end of 2013.

And that being that Android is the number one mobile and smartphone OS, and is showing no signs of slowing down. By early 2014 there will be over 1 billion Android powered smartphones being used each and every single day. These are crazy numbers!! This research firm also thinks there will be nearly 268 million tablets being used in 2013.


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