Vendors shipped 1.9 million smartwatches in 2013

Vendors shipped 1.9 million smartwatches in 2013 Global smartwatch shipments reached 1.9 million units last year, and Google’s Android mobile OS captured a 61 percent market share, according to Strategy Analytics. The nascent smartwatch market is starting to take shape and there is huge opportunity for growth. In 2012 vendors only shipped a few hundred thousand units, said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics. Samsung’s Galaxy Gear helped Android achieve its dominant market share. The device is being promoted heavily in the U.S., U.K. and South Korea, the market research company said. Android has several challengers in the...

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