Apple has already built a loyal fan base for its iPhone, with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales hitting a record high, but Google is now starting to see some signs of slowing its growth.
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Google’s smartphone unit saw a 13.7% decrease in revenue in the second quarter of 2017, which was followed by a 17.3% decline in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the company saw a 7.9% decrease, with a 12.4% decrease the year before.
The firm also reported that Android revenue fell 6.3%.
It is difficult to know whether the drop in revenue is due to the lack of new Android devices, but it could also be a result of slowing growth in the mobile phone segment.
A few weeks ago, we reported that Google’s Android smartphones were becoming increasingly popular, and it seems that Google is not alone in its efforts to keep the mobile smartphone market healthy.
It is expected that Android sales will be a $2.9 billion industry in 2020, which would be the fourth-largest one behind Microsoft, Apple, and Samsung, and the biggest growth segment of all mobile devices.
Google’s mobile phone market share in 2020 was estimated at 14.5%, but that figure may be more accurate now, given the recent growth of Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.