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The Coming Chinese Android Invasion

ComputerWorldUK - Glyn Moody - Remember all those years ago, when people laughed at the first Android phones (which were, to tell the truth, pretty clunky, but still...). Remember how Apple fans have always insisted that however well Android did in the smartphone market, it would always be second best, and never seriously threaten Apple's dominance? Well here's what actually happened:

Global smartphone shipments reached 251.4 million units in Q3 2013, up 45 percent from 172.8 million units in Q3 2012. Breaking those numbers down, Google’s Android secured a whopping 81.3 percent global share, Apple’s iOS fell to 13.4 percent, and Windows Phone took third with 4.1 percent.

So does this mean that Google's dominance is now inevitable? I don't think so - and not because of a certain patent lawsuit that has just been revealed, about which I shall be writing next week. No, the real threat comes from elsewhere: