80% of Device Shipments in Q2 Were Android Phones

According to Strategy Analytics, Android phones account for record 80% of device shipments in Q2 2013.

Exhibit 1: Global Smartphone Operating System Shipments and Market Share in Q2 2013 [1]

Global Smartphone OS Shipments (Millions of Units) Q2 ’12 Q2 ’13
Android 108.7 182.6
Apple iOS 26 31.2
Microsoft 5.6 8.9
Others 16.2 6.9
Total 156.5 229.6
Global Smartphone OS Marketshare  % Q2 ’12 Q2 ’13
Android 69.50% 79.50%
Apple iOS 16.60% 13.60%
Microsoft 3.60% 3.90%
Others 10.40% 3.00%
Total 100.00% 100.00%
Total Growth Year-over-Year % 41.60% 46.70%
Source: Strategy Analytics, August 2013

If you have an Android app, this means a fast growing market for you. With growth comes risk - this fast-paced growth is just one of many reasons for you to ensure that your Android application code is audited and properly secured.

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