Based on that iDC’s report, recent finding shows that from 10 smartphones that being bought by customers, 8 of them are Android or iOS. So this definitely becomes more real for us that the competition between Android and Apple’s iOS is getting even tighter this time just like what people had been expecting before.
Windows Phone and Blackberry are more unlikely to chase those 2 big giants, since the sales progress of Windows Phone handsets, especially Nokia Lumias is not really convincing enough, while Blackberry is still struggling really bad to find out what kind of smartphones that could sell in the current market and Blackberry 10 is also still waiting to take off.
So according to IDC forecasts, the growth of these 2 small players is predicted will be slow by the end of the year, except if Windows Phone gets more backs by other big manufacturers besides Microsoft’s blue-eyed boy, Nokia.
IDC also reports that around 89.9 million units of Android handsets have been sold globally, while on the other hand, another source at Strategy Analytics claims that the Android phones sold only 81 million units.
However, with the launch of Samsung “The next Galaxy” S III is on the verge, especially with the fact that this phone has been pre-ordered by more than 9 million new customers, then it’s very possible that the growth of Android’s market share will be much even higher in the upcoming quarters.
iOS’s market share is predicted will also grow when the new iPhone 5 arrives this year, along with rumored 7-inch iPad Mini and 10-inch iPad.