Android accounts for 81% of world smartphones

It might be a tight race in the United States, but when you look at worldwide numbers it’s not even close. Windows Phones are closing in on iPhones, but they’re not in the same ballpark as Android.

Google’s Android platform continues to dominate the worldwide smartphone market, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics that put Android at 81.3 percent of the global smartphone market. Android and Apple’s iOS platform together account for nearly 95 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide, though Apple’s share has declined year over year. One beneficiary of Apple’s slippage may have been Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, which has seen a year-over-year increase.

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