Android's Popularity Doesn't Mean Profits For Google
Seventy percent of smartphones shipped last year were Android but that OS only accounted for 11 percent of total smartphone profits.By Ben Lawson | February 26, 2015
Google's Android operating system may not be having a problem raking in users but it is struggling to turn a profit.
Google's Android accounted for a measly 11.3 percent of the market's profits, while Apple's iOS accounted for 88.7 percent, according to research from Strategy Analytics. That means iOS has taken almost 20 percent of Android's market share from last year.
What makes this divide so strange is that the ownership divide of the market is pretty much the opposite.