Gartner has released their quarterly smartphone sales report and it is solid news for both Android and iOS. In the report, the analyst company states that Android accounted for 81.7% of all smartphones solid in Q4 of last year. If you add that to the 17.7% for iOS, these two platforms account for 98.4% of all smartphone sales. It is a staggering number and it goes a long way in explaining why the Microsoft’s and Blackberry’s of the world have all-but killed their own Operating Systems on mobile devices.
The report goes on to say that Apple has surpassed Samsung as the top selling brand globally in the final quarter of the year.