The IDC Reaffirms What We Already Know: Android And iOS Dominate The Mobile Market
Here we go again, more numbers, more Android and iOS domination. According to IDC, 8 out of 10 smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 included either iOS or Android. Android continues to lead the pack with a total of 59% of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped, while iOS accounted for 23% respectively. Combined they populate 82% of the smartphone market, up 27.6% since Q1 2011. These numbers are an amazing testament to Android’s growth as well as iOS’s stability (which is amazing considering they only have a few devices).
Most of Android’s success has come at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian, who continue to watch their shares in the mobile market plummet. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 has gained a small fraction of market share, but have in no way made the sort of impact some were expecting.
I don’t see much changing as I’ve said before, so expect this record to play over and over for a few years. You can check out more information and a few Q1 2012 highlights at the source link below.