The 'Smartphone Users by the Numbers' infographic determines the growth in smartphone owners over the course of the 2012 year. Of the seven billion people in this world, over one billion of them are as of now using smartphones. The usage of smart technology to communicate with one another across the globe has greatly increased in its ability over the past few years.
2012 was a big year for the smartphone industry. Android and iPhone have been major competitors as the two giant enterprises owned by Google and Apple respectively battled it out for market shares; Android technology coming out on top in the United States. With the anticipated release of the new Blackberry from RIM (the occupant of the third market spot) and the recent release of Window's smartphone, it will be interesting to see if 2013 shakes up the top market contenders.