Apple & Android: 88% of Downloads
Chinese computer maker Lenovo was the No. 8 handset maker in the world, the first time the company cracked the top 10, according to ABI Research.
Lenovo primarily sells handsets in its home market of China, but is putting pressure on Chinese rivals like Huawei and TCL, notes Fierce Wireless.
ABI ranks the top 12 handset makers globally and lists the top 12 handset makers (with shipment numbers).
Smartphone owners are expected to download about 56 billion applications this year, reports ABI Research, most to Android, Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry devices.
Of the 56 billion app downloads, approximately 32.5 billion, or 58% of them, will go to Android smartphones. Apple iPhone owners will download 18.5 billion apps, representing about 33% of the 56 billion total. That means 88 out of every 100 apps downloaded in 2013 will come from the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.