Google Android and Apple iOS share 82 percent of the mobile OS market
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No Doubt Google Android and Apple iOS are leading moblile Operating Systems market. Android platform become more and more popular due to the popularity in developers community and therefore increasing number and quality of applications available for the platform. On other hand Apple still has strong positions providing superior quality products to the customers.
Nova days the most popular and powerful mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones run on either Android or Apple iOS platform. There were total of 152.3 million smartphones shipped during the first quarter of the current year. According to the recent research the combined market share of leading mobile OSes Google Android and Apple iOS reached 82 percent in the first quarter of 2012.
The leading position holds Android with 59 percent of the market. The number of shipped Android devises is very impressive and totals to 89.9 million in first quarter of 2012. This is around 145% higher than for the first quarter of the last year. Google Android become very popular due to growing number of applications developed for the platform and release of a number of various Android based devices.
Apple iOS holds the second position with 23 percent of the market. 35.1 million of iPhones have been shipped in the first quarter of 2012. This is not bad at all taking into account that Apple has only one smartphone model and sales increase by 88.7 percent comparing to the first quarter of the last year.
Symbian and BlackBerry OS were the main losers. Their shares of the market dropped by 60.6 and 29.7 percent respectively. However Symbian OS still holds 3rd place with the share of 6.8 percent. BlackBerry OS still holds 6.4 percent of the mobile OS market.
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