1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    It's certainly not the headline Apple wants to read on the precipice of its 2013 WWDC, but according to the latest data and corresponding projections from research firm Canalys, Android device shipments are poised to leave Apple's iPhone in the dust by 2017.

    1.5 billion smartphones are expected to ship worldwide during the 2017 calendar year. And one operating system will power two-thirds of these mobile devices. Canalys projects Android devices will account for one billion of the devices shipped that year.

    Over the same period, it is forecast that Apple’s shipments will continue to grow, but at a slower rate than the total smartphone market and hence its market share will fall from 19.5% in 2012 to 14.1% in 2017. Approximately four Android devices will ship for every one iOS-powered device shipped that year.
    In North America and Western Europe, virtually all phones shipped will be smartphones. Same goes for China, where 95% of all mobile phone shipments in 2017 will be smartphones. Not surprisingly, Android devices are expected to wholly dominate the Chinese mobile device market as well.

    What can save Apple's iPhone from being lost in Android's shadow? Analysts believe a low-cost entry level model is now Apple's best hope for curbing (not overcoming) Android's increasingly dominant global posturing.

    Source: Canalys
    2013-06-06 09:06 PM
  2. AdonisBlue's Avatar
    Wow gossip news 4 years into the future! Can hardly wait to see happen.......
    2013-06-06 09:56 PM
  3. ahayes's Avatar
    REALLY!?!? 2017 is what we're getting news about? WTF!? Can we please get back to relevant and factual news?
    2013-06-06 10:34 PM
  4. Venom1234's Avatar
    Mod edit. Comment removed.
    Last edited by Bo Troxell; 2013-06-06 at 11:44 PM.
    2013-06-06 11:30 PM
  5. slim.jim's Avatar
    By 2017 I heard that we will all have cyber implants that allow us to make calls that will transmit our thoughts to the other person so you don't even have to talk out loud.
    2013-06-06 11:46 PM
  6. tayman's Avatar
    When you whore out your OS to hundreds of devices, what else would you expect? This doesnt mean that the "smart"phones would be reliable at all.
    2013-06-07 12:33 AM
  7. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
    In another news, Honda will sell more cars than BMW in 2017.
    2013-06-07 02:03 AM
  8. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
    And Jason Statham will have done more movies than Chuck Norris!
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    2013-06-07 02:50 AM
  9. jOnGarrett's Avatar
    Wow gossip news 4 years into the future! Can hardly wait to see happen.......
    you would have to be insanely naive to believe that it will take until 2017 for Android to hit 1 billion considering how in;

    Jan 2010: 1 million Android activations
    March 2010: 10 million
    Oct 2010: 40 million

    Jan 2011: 60 million (only 1 million a year prior)
    May 2011: 100 million

    Sept 2012: 500 million

    May 2013: 900 million (400 million more than 7 months earlier.

    If Android growth begins to slow down, it will still reach about 1.3b by Fall 2013

    When you whore out your OS to hundreds of devices, what else would you expect? This doesnt mean that the "smart"phones would be reliable at all.
    "whore out" wow, that's a bit over the top don't you think?
    Last edited by jOnGarrett; 2013-06-07 at 03:47 AM.
    2013-06-07 03:42 AM
  10. iOS Guru's Avatar
    you would have to be insanely naive to believe that it will take until 2017 for Android to hit 1 billion considering how in;

    Jan 2010: 1 million Android activations
    March 2010: 10 million
    Oct 2010: 40 million

    Jan 2011: 60 million (only 1 million a year prior)
    May 2011: 100 million

    Sept 2012: 500 million

    May 2013: 900 million (400 million more than 7 months earlier.

    If Android growth begins to slow down, it will still reach about 1.3b by Fall 2013



    "whore out" wow, that's a bit over the top don't you think?
    It seems like you think that Android is ACTIVATING that many devices since the LAST announcement, when really that is the TOTAL amount of devices activated since Android was RELEASED. This is predicting that they will be SHIPPING that many devices in 2017.
    2013-06-07 04:09 AM
  11. tayman's Avatar
    you would have to be insanely naive to believe that it will take until 2017 for Android to hit 1 billion considering how in;

    Jan 2010: 1 million Android activations
    March 2010: 10 million
    Oct 2010: 40 million

    Jan 2011: 60 million (only 1 million a year prior)
    May 2011: 100 million

    Sept 2012: 500 million

    May 2013: 900 million (400 million more than 7 months earlier.

    If Android growth begins to slow down, it will still reach about 1.3b by Fall 2013



    "whore out" wow, that's a bit over the top don't you think?
    This article isnt about android reaching that many users by 2017, its about a predictions of how many android devices will be shipped in 2017. And yes, it is a known fact that google does indeed whore out android. how many companies do you see dropping ios devices? how many companies dow you see dropping android devices? You mad bro?
    2013-06-07 04:29 AM
  12. quidam_brujah's Avatar
    In another news, Honda will sell more cars than BMW in 2017.
    Yeah but Honda actually makes good, reliable cars that people like.

    I prefer the McDonald's analogy, myself: over a billion served!
    Just because McD's sells more burgers globally than Gibson's Steakhouse in Chicago sells filets doesn't mean I'm going to choose a Big Tasty Value Meal over an aged Black Angus 10oz filet, even if it is cheaper and tastes real good!
    2013-06-07 05:18 AM
  13. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Yeah but Honda actually makes good, reliable cars that people like.

    I prefer the McDonald's analogy, myself: over a billion served!
    Just because McD's sells more burgers globally than Gibson's Steakhouse in Chicago sells filets doesn't mean I'm going to choose a Big Tasty Value Meal over an aged Black Angus 10oz filet, even if it is cheaper and tastes real good!
    Ooh. I likey. Mind if I steal that analogy?

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2013-06-07 05:22 AM
  14. yatezy's Avatar
    This article isnt about android reaching that many users by 2017, its about a predictions of how many android devices will be shipped in 2017. And yes, it is a known fact that google does indeed whore out android. how many companies do you see dropping ios devices? how many companies dow you see dropping android devices? You mad bro?
    Android isn't whored out, it's open source so anyone can use the code and put it on their device. Yourself included.

    Apple doesn't allow this hence why iOS is only on an apple product. If they did do you not think companies like Samsung and HTC would would be taking a piece of the iOS pie since they have their fingers in other operating systems?
    2013-06-07 11:43 AM
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