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Android is laying the smack down to Apple when it comes to adoption, at a rate of 6x the iPhone

Android adoption is growing 6x faster than Apple's iPhone, Android is going all Terminator on the iP

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 7, 2012 at 03:29 am CST - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

Google's mobile OS, Android, has really grown into it's own beast with consumer adoption of Android-based smartphones increasing six times faster than Apple's iPhone adoption, according to KPCB analyst, Mary Meeker.

Android is laying the smack down to Apple when it comes to adoption, at a rate of 6x the iPhone |

Android-based smartphones were already ahead of the iPhone sales in May, at a rate of 4x faster than Apple. But, adoption rates continued to soar into the summer and have gone from 4x the adoption rate of iPhones to a staggering 6x. Meeker also spoke at Bloomberg's San Francisco HQ on Monday, revealing that shipments of Android devices surpasses those of Windows for the first time ever in Q1 2012.

Android shipments from manufacturers scaled the walls of 90 million units during the quarter, compared to Windows-based PC units of 82 million. Meeker has expectations of around 160 million Android devices in a single quarter for 2013, compared to Windows PCs with 100 million and 80 million iOS-based devices.

Last updated: Nov 30, -0001 at 12:00 am CST

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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