Though Apple is selling millions of smartphones, its iPhone adoption rate can’t keep up with Android says well-known Internet analyst Mary Meeker. Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was in San Francisco this week for a Bloomberg event, according to a TechCrunch report. During a quick presentation on mobile trends, Meeker pointed out that the rate of Android adoption is increasing six times faster than iPhone adoption. This rate is up from the 4X figure she quoted in her yearly Internet report that was published in May 2012.
This is only the beginning of the Android upswing, and Meeker predicts that by the end of 2013, there will be 160 million Internet-enabled Android devices, 100 million Windows devices and 80 million iOS devices shipped each quarter. She also believes that the combined, global install base of smartphones and tablets will surpass the install base of personal computers by the middle of next year. If this trend pans out as predicted, then soon we really will be living in a post-PC era.
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