Changing of the Guard: Smartphone Sales Top Feature Phones for First Time
"Smartphones accounted for 51.8 percent of mobile phone sales in the second quarter of 2013, resulting in smartphone sales surpassing feature phone sales for the first time," said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner.
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It should come as no surprise that Android is the operating system to beat. Android accounts for 79 percent of all smartphones around the world, up nearly 15 percent from a year ago, while Apple is found on 14.2 percent of all handsets, down from 18.8 percent a year ago. In a distant third is Microsoft, which skipped ahead of BlackBerry to claim a 3.3 percent share of the market.