92% Smartphone Market Belongs to Android and iOS
Posted: May 20, 2013 by Alex Chan
Based on the latest report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), Android and iOS are continuing to rule the smartphone market. 92.3% of all the smartphones sold in the first quarter of 2013 used either of these operating systems.
Compared to the same quarter last year, Apple and Google shipped nearly 200 million units which is 59.1% more than last year's 125.4 million. The Android operating system remains on the top of the market before the iOS, Windows and BlackBerry.
Apple and its iOS have witnessed a slight decrease in the numbers shipments of the iPhones. The drop in numbers is largely due to the old iOS which has not changes since 2007. The company is hoping for some positive changes as the new iOS 7 is introduced on the market.
The Windows OS managed to climb and take the third position on the market, before BlackBerry, Linux and Symbian. The Windows OS demonstrated a great year-to-year rise, nearly twice from last year. The main reason for such increase in popularity is due to Microsoft's partnership with Nokia and Lumia series of smartphones. Although this jump in the numbers is a very positive sign for the Windows OS, Microsoft and Nokia still have quite a ways to go in competing with Android and iOS.