ABI Research reports that Android once again dominated the Q4 2013
shipment numbers for smartphone advanced operating systems with
77% market share of over 280 million smartphones shipped in Q4
2013. Nearly one billion smartphones were shipped in 2013, Android
accounting for 78% across the year.
Android’s dominance is not quite as rosy as it seems though, with
most of the growth coming from forked Android operating systems
(137% year-on-year), mainly in China, India, and adjacent markets.
Forked Android or AOSP accounted for 25% market share with 71
million unit shipments, as opposed to certified Android’s share of
52%, of a total of 77% market share.
In other words, one-third of Android smartphones don’t ship with any of Google’s services or apps installed.