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Android Smartphone Shipments Increase to 1.5 Billion Units Worldwide


February 2nd, 2012

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Android Devices Database: Activations by Vendor, Handset Model & Region Q4'2011" by Signals and Systems Telecom.

New research from Signals and Systems Telecom reveals the number of Android devices by individual handset model, vendor, region and country as of Q42011. "Revelation of the actual quantity of android devices by handset model and region will greatly assist Android application developers to target specific applications for specific geographic regions or specific handset series, besides making application support much easier", said Emily Hall, Analyst at Signals and Systems Telecom. With global shipments increasing to an all time high of 1.5 Billion units, Android Smartphones have attained a global Smartphone market share of over 47 %, with 4 major vendors (Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility & LG) accounting for 80 % of all Android devices. Google recently announced in its Q4 2011 conference call that the total number of android activations had surpassed 250 million in Q42011, up from 190 million in Q3 2011. The "Android Devices Database: Activations by Vendor, Handset Model & Region Q42011" database individually lists the number of active android devices by handset model, vendor, and region of Q4 2011. The database covers the worldwide market divided in 7 regions (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Latin and Central America) covering all android devices from over 46 vendors. The target audience for this report includes handset manufacturers, application developers and mobile network operators. All variants of particular device series are individually covered in the database. As an example, for the Samsung Galaxy S series, the GT-i7500, Galaxy, GT-i9000, Galaxy S, GT-i9100, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II LTE and all other individual variations are covered individually.


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