Android, Likely Will Be the Most Popular Smartphone OS Choices

Android, a Google’s open source operating system likely will be lead smartphone market. Android currently in second place worldwide and will become the leading smartphone operating system (OS) of this year. At least this is a new report from industry research firm IDC.

“2010 was Android’s “coming-out party”, while 2011 will be the “corronation party”, said Ramon Llamas, IDC senior research analyst.

Android, released a little more than three year ago, but now, android available on handsets from a variety product, like LG, Motorola, Samsung, HTC and others. And now android also has emerged as a key competitive operating system to Apple for tablets.

Accroding to IDC’s, in 2011 IDC predicts Android’s worldwide market share will be 39.5 percent, growing to nearly half of all phones by 2015 at 45.4 percent. Symbian now in second with 20.9 percent and having been abandoned, that position will fall to nearly zero in four years. Apple’s iOS is currently third at 15.7 percent and is projected to fall 0.4 percent.

RIM’s BlackBerry OS is now fourth at 14.9 percent, and is projected to drop slightly to 13.7 percent. Windows Phone 7 is projected to see the biggest increase, from its current 5.5 percent market share to 20.9 percent in 2015. Other Operatin System projected at 3.5 percent in 2011 rising slightly to 4.6 percent by 2015.

Research Firm Nielsen in January found 40 percent of those who purchased a smartphone within last six month chose smartphone with Android OS. Apple’s iOS 27 percent and the BlackBerry was choosen by about 19 percent.


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