With 93.8 million phones in the US running on Android and 70% of the global market, it's no wonder that 2012 belongs to Android.
In the beginning of 2012, there were only 425,000 apps in the Google Play store for Android, a far cry from what Apple had to offer. Google Market changing to Google Play was the first step to an app overhaul: by June, there was over 600,000 apps available and by the end of the year there were 700,000, equal to Apple's app collection in November.
After Google was exonerated of patent litigation charges, Android 4.1 was released. By then, there were 599 brands and 3,997 models running on Android and Google Play reached a daily revenue of $3.5 million.
Whether you're an Apple or Android fan, there is no use denying that 2012 belonged to Android. Check out this infographic courtesy of startapp.com (click here to view the full infographic) to learn more about Android’s success.