There is a fierce battle going on in the market between Apple and Android. This infographic compares the market value of both the products to evaluate which one is having the upper hand. As of now, Apple is losing out badly in the world’s largest smartphone market, whereas, Android is having the highest market share.
In the global market, the sales of smartphones have gone up from 147 million a year ago to 210 million in the first quarter of 2013. However, Apple was the only company among top smartphone vendors to see its share shrink.
On the other hand, Android had seen success with its handset makers helping google’s mobile platform take a whopping 74.4% of lion’s share in smartphone market. Apple is about to launch OS X Mavericks and coming to the controversy of iOS 7, it isn’t likely to introduce any new service other than iTunes Radio.
Despite all the recent setbacks, Apple still has 33% of profit margin on its iphones, compared to just 19% of profit margins at Samsung. Apple’s iPhone will not be displaced anytime soon, despite the steady market share of Android. Next quarter is expected to be challenging as no new products will be released.