Tuesday, 5 October 2010

iOS becoming globally the most unpopular OS (follows in MAC's footsteps?)

     New data from The Nielsen Company shows that Google's Android mobile operating system is now the most popular OS among those who bought a new smartphone in the U.S. during the last six months, with a 32% share of recent acquirers.
     Blackberry and Apple are meanwhile tied for a third place, in a "statistical dead heat," if we're to think of it world-wide. Among new smartphone purchasers in US, the Android OS is being adopted by 32% of handset buyers while RIM and Apple are tied for second with 26% and 25% of new users, respectively.
     This is certain to put iPhone in the corner considering Nokia's comeback with N8 and dominant market share in Europe and Asia. This data is interesting given earlier reports from analysts at Gartner who forecasted that Android would become the number one operating system in the U.S. by the end of 2010 and could steal the number one spot from Symbian in global market share by 2014.

     While the 2014 prediction is far enough off to cause some doubts - a lot can change in just a few years in this industry - the end of the year is only months away. If Nielsen's data is accurate, Android is indeed growing fast. But will it reach number one status in the U.S. with less than three months to go?

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