Gartner Q4 2012: Android Grew 87.8 Percent Worldwide, Leaving iOS in the Dust
Which mobile operating system grew 87.8 percent worldwide in Q4 of 2012? You know the answer! According to Gartner (and every other source in the world) Android completely destroyed iOS in worldwide market share during Q4 2012. Is it really necessary for us to brag? Sure it is!
Apple fanbois will laugh and make up excuses like “Android is all cheap devices that are given away for free.” Or my favorite: “yea, well Apple raked in all the profits.” Poor fanbois don’t even realize that their bragging about being ripped off. Anyways, back to the numbers.
According to Gartner, Android led worldwide market share at 69.7 percent while Apple was a distant second with 20.9 percent.
Leading the Android charge was of course Samsung, who ended the year ahead of everyone in worldwide smartphone sales and overall mobile phone sales.
Not even Apple could keep up with Samsung in Q4 as Samsung totaled 64.5 million units sold compared to Apple’s 43.5 million.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about all the other mobile OEMs and operating systems, don’t. They were all but nonexistent.
Conclusion: Apple fanbois may be proud that Apple is making more money off of them, but the numbers don’t lie, and the numbers say more people are choosing Android and Samsung over iOS and Apple.