Wednesday, May 18, 2016

’s smartphone OS share falls while consumers wait for new i

The long wait before introduces new iPhone models is causing its iOS smartphone platform to lose marketshare to Android. The iPhone’s iOS slipped to 13.2 percent of the smartphone market, a drop from 16.6 percent during the same period in 2012.Mnwhile, Android’s lock on the smartphone market grew tighter, nring 80 percent as and a bevy of Chinese brands boosted the Google-made software.Despite the small drop, No. 2 iOS is expected to regain its lost turf when unveils new products in September, according to market resrch firm IDC…“Without a new product launch since the debut of the iPhone 5 nrly a yr ago, ’s marketshare was vulnerable to product launches from the competition,”writesIDCresrch manager Ramon Llamas.However, not much should be made of the decline, seen as aligned with iPhone launches. As soon as a new iPhone and the new iOS is introduced probably in September,“ is well-positioned to re-capture marketshare.”Android backers need to thank growth of China-based smartphone makers.Kor’s , along with China’s , and combined account for more than 62 percent of Android-powered smart shipped during the quarter, according to the resrcher.In July, IDC said ’s growthwould likely improveif it unveils alow-cost iPhons well as continues work developing prepaid markets.

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