Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Android Dominates Nrly 80% of Smartphone Market, iOS Drops to 13% Share

's iOS is losing ground to Android when it comes to smartphone operating system market share, according to a newreportfrom resrch firm IDC. 's share of worldwide smartphone shipments dropped to 13.2% during the second quarter of 2013, while Android climbed to 79.3%.

During the same quarter last yr, held 16.6% of the market, while Android held 69.1%. Despite its slight loss of share, iOS remains the two operating system, with Android and iOS combined making up 92.5% of shipments.
"The iOS decline in the second quarter aligns with the cyclicality of iPhone," says Ramon Llamas, Resrch Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone tm. "Without a new product launch since the debut of the iPhone 5 nrly a yr ago, 's market share was vulnerable to product launches from the competition. But with a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this yr, is well-positioned to re-capture market share."
Worldwide Smartphone Shipments in 2Q13 in Millions of Units (Source: IDC)
Phonecontinuesto gain market share as well, coming in at 3.7% during the second quarter of 2013, up 77.6% from its 3.1% share during Q2 2012.

Other operating systems are consistently losing ground to the top three operating systems with BlackBerry OS representing 2.9% of shipments, Linux at 0.8%, and Symbian at 0.2%.

Last week, IDCrelsedits estimates on worldwide mobile phone sales, showing slowing growth for 's iPhone. shipped 31.2 million i during the second quarter of 2013, representing 13.1% of the market. shipped 72.4 million, for a market share of 30.4%.

Those s may shift in the coming quarters as grs up tolaunchits next eration iPhone and a new low-cost iPhone, possibly as rly as September.

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