The rise and rise of Android

Things change fast in the smartphone business.

Gartner recently published it latest estimates of global mobile sales. It tells us two things: First, don’t take anything for granted about an industry that changes so quickly. Second, when you look at sales volumes, the big story in mobile for the past few years hasn’t really been Apple; it’s been the rise of Google’s Android.

When we watch companies like Apple and Samsung locked in patent fights to keep each others’ products off of shelves, this chart by Jessica Wallace at is the one we should keep in mind.


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