As of 2021, Android's market share of smartphones is approximately 75% worldwide. Combined, Androids and iPhones make up 98% of the smartphone market. The reason Android is predominant is because dozens of manufacturers make Android phones compared to only one company, Apple, which makes the iPhone. Also, while Samsung's flagship phones can cost more than $1,000, there are Android phones for as little as $50. Apple's least expensive iPhone is generally $399.
Android Set the Bar for Bigger
In addition to price, for the first seven years smartphones were on the market (2007 to 2014), iPhones had relatively small screens, while Android models were offered with much larger displays. As the smartphone market exploded, people enjoyed the larger screen real estate, which today is commonplace. Apple's first iPhone with a large screen was the iPhone 6 in 2014. See Android
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