At Read Write Web, Dan Rowinski declares the “dumb phone” will soon be extinct:

For the first time in the history of cellphones, the smartphone is now more popular globally than the “feature” phone, which many characterize these days as “dumb” phones. According to a report from research firm Gartner, smartphone sales accounted for 51.8% of cellphone sales in the second quarter of 2013.

According to Rowinkski, the main culprit is a flood of relatively cheap smartphones powered by Google’s Android system.