BRIEF – While Apple has announced that it has crossed the $ 10 billion mark in sales on the AppStore, its rival Google is expected to exceed one billion Android users this year according to a study by Gartner. The institute also underlines the rise of emerging countries in the use of the operating system for mobiles. In 2015, they will represent 75% of the volume.
In the end, sales of computers, tablets and mobile phones should grow by 76% in 2014 to reach 2.5 billion units sold. But “users continue to move away from the traditional PC (laptop and desktop) as it becomes more of a tool for creating shared content, while the greater flexibility of tablets […] or lightweight laptops increasingly meet different user demands, ”explains Ranjit Atwal, Research Director at Gartner.