The Android Operating System (OS) has continued to dominate on a global level.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) said it expects shipments on the platform to slightly outperform the market with 2.3% year-over-year growth in 2017.
In terms of volume, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) continues to lead the way consuming nearly 55% of shipments throughout the forecast period.
Growth at the high end from brands such as OPPO, Vivo, and Huawei have also led to a 17% increase in average selling price (ASP) within the region, showing that the high end has more room to grow.
Android ASP’s have also risen in other big markets like Latin America, the United States, and Western Europe.
With many brands opting to push premium phablet offerings to combat the likes of the larger iPhone, devices with screen sizes larger than 5.5 inches should grow 34.5% year over year in 2017 with ASPs growing 9.2% as a result.