Q1 2014 shipment numbers show growth for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, decline for BlackBerry


A new report from ABI Research suggests that almost 430 million mobile devices shipped in the first quarter of the year, with a strong showing for almost all of the major mobile platforms. iOS, Windows Phone, and Android (including AOSP) all saw year-on-year growth, but it looks like BlackBerry’s decline is not about to slow anytime soon.

Android (not AOSP) experienced saw year-on-year growth of around 24%, with 187,027,721 devices shipped in the first quarter. Though this number is less than the one for the fourth quarter of 2014, there is no sign that Android’s growth will be curbed anytime soon.

iOS saw 43,719,000 devices shipped, with year-on-year growth of 17%. Though Apple is still putting up ridiculously impressive numbers, growth is slowing.

There were 13,274,030 Windows Phone devices shipped, a strong 119% increase from the same quarter last year. Windows Phone had a 3% market share of all sales in the quarter.

The Q1 2014 shipment numbers from ABI show that BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS, when separated, don’t make up even 1% of the phones sold in 2014 — they are barely a blip on the map at this point.

To take a look at the rest of the data compiled by ABI Research (including information about basic phone shipments), look right at the above image.

Source: Business Wire
Via: Phone Arena

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