According to a thorough report conducted by Worldpanel ComTech, Android accounts for a total of 51% of the smartphone market in April 2013. This means that Google's OS managed to beat Apple's iOS that only managed to own 41.4 % of the market. Windows recorded a small increase compared to previous periods accounting for 5.6% of the market. In the American carrier market, Verizon leads with a total of 36.3% of the smartphones sold this year, followed by AT&T with 26.3% and Sprint Nextel with 13.1%. T-Mobile takes the last place this year with 11.3%, being the last out of the 4 big US carriers. While Android seems to be the leader on the market, we can notice that the growth of both iOS and Windows was bigger compared to last year as the Google system only managed to record a growth of 1.4% compared to Apple's and Microsoft's 2.3% and 1.8%. This means that even though Android is on the first place the others are coming from behind at a faster rate. Even at this pace Windows still has a long way to get even near Android, even though the Nokia Lumia range of devices represents most of the Windows sales and that 23% of the total users come from Android. This may raise concerns for Google but it is not enough to be considered a threat.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool