Android Grows In Europe, Threatens Apple in the US

Kantar Worldpanel has recently unveiled some proven facts first about the expanding of Android in Europe, while in the US the OS has also received some good figures.

The Kantar Wordpanel is showing the sales that Android has had for the last months, where it managed to receive a 73.9 percent from the overall market, as opposed to Apple which holds only 15.4 percent and Windows with just 9.2 percent.

On the other hand, in the United States, the Android has also boosted its sales up to 4.5 percent, managing an overall 61.6 percent, which might threaten iOS, the American operating system reaching a 32.6 percent decline out of 33 percent.

The same source states that the iOS is facing a slow outgrowing in Europe, managing a 1.5 percent while Android goes 1.4 percent in the most important five countries in Europe: Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain and France.

Apart from Android and iOS, Windows Phone is on a constant level, managing just 9.2 percent share in the same five countries, while in the US, Windows Phone had a 4.3 percent drop.

Android might seem to catch up in the US due to the high sales that LG and Motorola has recently faced, with their latest products, the LG G3 and Motorola Moto X, which can now closely compete the high-end products from Samsung and HTC.

In China, the smartphone market is entirely dominated by the local product Xiaomi, with the latest Xiaomi Red Rice 1S and Xiaomi Rice Note models to be on top of Samsung, coming with a 30.3 percent share, while the South Korean smartphone manufacturer only had an 18.4 percentage share.

And since China loves wider and wider screen-sized smartphones, the newly launched iPhone 6Plus might also find its way into the Asian market, also dragging the smaller brother with it on Asian dealerships just before the end of the year.

Source: Kantar Worldpanel

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