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Technology news still has Android dominating the smartphone marketplace

The mobile operating system is continuing to hold strong to its grasp on the biggest share of the market.

Recent technology news has shown that Android is not only successfully keeping hold of its top share of the smartphone market, but it has also managed to widen the lead that it has over all of its competition.

The latest statistics from Strategy Analytics have shown that Android has now broken its own record.

The latest figures from the market research company, which were released in technology news, have shown that the gap that Android currently has in its lead over the rest in its share of the global smartphone market has now broken its previous records. During this year’s second quarter, the firm reported that there were a total of 295.2 million shipments of smartphones. In the last year, the global growth in smartphones has slashed itself nearly in half. A year ago, the growth rate had been 49 percent, with today’s rate being closer to 27 percent.

In the second quarter of 2014, Android managed to make massive technology news with 85 percent of the global market.

Technology News - AndroidThe growth of the Android share in global smartphone shipments is a record breaking 85 percent and has caused the share of all of its competitors to shrink. Apple’s market share slipped slightly to reach 11.9 percent, after having shipped 35.2 million smartphones during the second quarter of the year. Samsung, alone has a 25 percent share of the smartphone market, which is a considerable drop from its previous share of 33 percent, after having shipped 74.5 million smartphones around the world.

According to the Strategy Analytics executive director, Neil Mawston, in a technology news statement, “Like the PC market, Android is on the verge of turning smartphone platforms into a one-horse race. Its low-cost services and user-friendly software remain wildly attractive to hardware makers, operators and consumers worldwide.” He also pointed out that competitors with other operating systems are going to need to do something enormous if they want to be able to cut into the tremendous lead that Android is maintaining in shipments of smartphones.

Technology news statistics show iOS smartphone shares dropping

At the same time, Android seems to be snatching up every bit of territory lost by Apple.

With an extremely broad range of different mobile devices now available around the world, technology news headlines have been placing a growing focus on the shares that are held by the various top operating systems, particularly iOS and Android.Technology News - iOS Shares Dropping

Every year, it appears that Android is taking a little bit more of the share, while iOS slowly slides.

As smartphones improve their penetration in countries all over the world, the broader availability of mobile devices based on Android, and their general better affordability has ensured that the latest technology news has been an ever growing overall market share for smartphones based on that operating system. It has also helped to ensure that Android is able to maintain its position in the dominant spot.

Recent technology news research has shown that in the United States, Android is headed upward.

Kanatar Worldpanel has just released the results of some of its latest research, which has shown that from December 2012 to December 2013, the Android market share in the United States increased to 50.6 percent, which represents a rise of 4.4 percent. Comparatively, iOS smartphones saw a drop in their total share, to bring it to 43.9 percent, which represents a loss of 5.8 percent during that same span of time.

The gap in the market share is even greater in the parts of the globe where Apple hasn’t yet truly established any significant foothold, and where Android is by far the leader. Many Asian and European countries are greatly dominated by Android and, despite attempts that Apple has made to crack into those regions, it has never managed to make its way in with most consumers, particularly among those whose financial resources are limited.

Two solid examples of the growth that Android has been making are in China and Spain. According to the Kantar technology news, there was a growth in China’s market share from 2012 to 2013 that brought it to 78.6 percent. In Spain, the figure was 86.2 percent. Previously, Apple has been focusing on the markets in North America over those in Asia and Europe, which is likely a major contributor in the market share difference.