iOS market share, once 10x WP, is now 3x of WP and falling

The latest statistics report is revealed by Strategy Analytics Neil Mawston which says Android operating system is still on a roll. Google’s Android Operating System has been jumping 10 points every year consistently and has now taken over almost 80% of market share of Smartphones worldwide.

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Following the leader, software Giant Microsoft has also hit a high. Although it is a small victory but Windows Phone has reached its highest level in the global smartphone market for last three years and is now at 3rd position with its 4% global Smartphone market share. Interestingly Apple’s market share which was leading Windows Phone by almost 10 times is now left just three times to that of Windows Phone global Smartphone market share. iOS market share sank to 13.6 percent which is almost 3% lesser than its share in the second quarter of 2012. Although it is notable that Apple’s Smartphone market shares in UK is still 30.5% while that of Android is 56.2%.

Neil Mawston, the executive director of Strategy Analytics said, “The Android operating system captured a record 80 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2013. Competitive licensing costs, numerous hardware partners and a large apps store continue to be among the main drivers of Android’s success.”

According to the analysts at Strategy Analytics, Nokia Smartphones are doing well for Microsoft’s progress in Smartphone market, say reports. Whereas Android’s all price Smartphone range has driven it strong in the developing markets like US, Brazil and China. Analysts believe that Windows Phone 8 is still lagging behind Google’s Android operating system in terms of advanced technologies.

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