Android Holds 81% Share of Global Smartphone Shipments

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments reached 251 million units in the third quarter of 2013, with Android achieving an 81 percent global share and Microsoft Windows Phone doubling its marketshare.  Global smartphone shipments grew 45 percent annually from 172.8 million units in Q3 2012 to 251.4 million in Q3 2013.