Gartner says over 1 billion Android smartphones & tablets will ship in 2014

January 7, 2014
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And that variety is one of the reasons research firm Gartner expects over a billion Android smartphones and tablets to ship this year.

Specifically, Gartner expects Android to reach 1.1 billion users in 2014, up 26% from a yea ago, with the strongest demand coming from emerging markets 

"There is no doubt that there is a volume-versus-value equation, with Android users purchasing lower-cost devices compared to Apple users," Gartner analyst Annette Zimmerman said in a statement on Tuesday.

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