21 Jan '13, 9am

Android platform to continue dominating 5-inch and larger smartphone market in 2013

Android platform to continue dominating 5-inch and larger smartphone market in 2013 Daniel Shen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 21 January 2013] Google's Android platform will continue to dominate the 5-inch and larger smartphone segment in 2013, while other platforms such as Apple's iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry have yet to show support for larger displays, according to industry sources. The rollout of an array of 5-inch Android-based models by HTC, Sharp, Sony Mobile Communications, Huawei Device, ZTE, Lenovo and Oppo Mobile in 2012 has highlighted the mainstream position of 5-inch displays among flagship models, commented the sources. Sales of smartphones with displays in 5-inch or larger sizes are expected to expand 136% on year to 60.4 million units in 2013 and climb to 146 million units in 2016, noted the sources, citing data from market research firms. D...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130118PD212.html

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