Further proof that for developers, smartphone platform choices really comes down to the two main players: in 2014, Android accounted for 81 per cent of smartphone sales, and Apple another 15 per cent.
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Here's the data from Strategy Analytics. Yes, that's one billion Android phones sold in 2014:
|Platform||Unit sales 2015 (millions)||Market share (%)|
Figures from Australia suggest much the same pattern, though there's a slightly higher proportion for "others". As Apple's recent figures show, having 15 per cent of the market can make for a mighty profitable business, but as an individual developer, it's a lot harder to make money.