Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Android Will Dominate Global Smartphone Market In 2015 and Windows Phone 7 It

The Android smartphone OS, which is expected to become the most popular on the global market this year, will become even more dominant by 2015, according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) and Marketingcharts.com. The worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow 49.2% in 2011.

Worldwide Smartphone Operating System 2011 and 2015 Market Share and 2011-2015 CAGR (listed alphabetically)

Operating System

2011 Market Share

2015 Market Share

2011-2015 CAGR

Android

39.5%

45.4%

23.8%



BlackBerry

14.9%

13.7%

17.1%



iOS

15.7%

15.3%

18.8%



Symbian

20.9%

0.2%

-65.0%



Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile

5.5%

20.9%

67.1%



Others

3.5%

4.6%

28.0%



Total

100.0%

100.0%

19.6%

















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Results of the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker show that Android will capture 39.5% global market share this year, and grow about another 12% to 45.4% in 2015.

Thanks to Nokia recent announcement, Windows Phone 7/Phone Mobile smartphone OS, currently ranked fifth globally with a small 5.5% market share, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android by 2015. The Windows OS is expected to have grown 380% to take a 20.9% global market share four years from now.

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