IDC: “While smartphone market growth remained strong in 2013, it should be noted that the era of double-digit annual growth has only a few years remaining.”
This is the phenomenon of a lifetime. It makes the ramping up of that other OS on x86 PCs seem positively tame. In fact, more than a billion smartphones shipped in 2013 and 430 million were less than $200. This is the era of the Small Cheap Computer. The Wintel ecosystem cannot survive here. Too much competition. Too low prices. No exclusivity… Chuckle.