AfterDawn: Tech news

Android and iOS hold 96.3 smartphone OS market share

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2015 21:53

Android and iOS hold 96.3 smartphone OS market share According to IDC, Android and iOS continue to take share of the smartphone operating system market, now at an astounding 96.3 percent.
For the year ended December 31st, 2014, Android and iOS accounted for 96.3 percent of all global smartphone shipments, up from 93.8 percent year-over-year.

"Many of the same drivers were in play for Android and iOS to tighten their grip on the market,"
said Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team. "A combination of strong end-user demand, refreshed product portfolios, and the availability of low-cost devices particularly for Android drove volumes higher."

Android amazingly surpassed one billion units shipped, up 32 percent year-over-year. Apple shipped an incredible 192 million iPhones, up 25.6 percent YoY, thanks to a strong fourth quarter. Windows Phone grew 4.2 percent to 34.9 million units shipped, and BlackBerry continued its collapse, down another 70 percent to just 5.8 million units. The "Other" category, which includes Tizen, Cyanogen, Firefox and Sailfish saw substantial growth percentages, but only managed to take 0.6 percent share.

Check the data here:

Previous Next  
Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest news

Intel announces: First commercial 5G modem in development Intel announces: First commercial 5G modem in development (20 Nov 2017 16:46)
The world's second largest semiconductor manufacturer, Intel, has announced a major project in mobile chips. The company has introduced a future portfolio for commercial 5G modems. According ....
1 user comment
CCleaner becomes adware, here's how to avoid Avast ads CCleaner becomes adware, here's how to avoid Avast ads (20 Nov 2017 13:00)
One of the more popular Windows cleanup tools, CCleaner, has added Avast ads on to their software. After being acquired by Avast, CCleaner wants you to install the virus protection suite along ....
5 user comments
Tesla's power pack charges your phone like a Supercharger Tesla's power pack charges your phone like a Supercharger (18 Nov 2017 13:25)
Tesla announced yesterday two incredible products that are due in two or three years. However, you might not have the money, nor the interest, to buy either Tesla Semi or Roadster, but there ....
Apple's newest product misses the entire holiday season, hits the stores in early 2018 Apple's newest product misses the entire holiday season, hits the stores in early 2018 (18 Nov 2017 12:20)
Apple has decided to push back one of the products originally revealed nearly 6 months ago in WWDC. The smart speaker, dubbed HomePod, has been delayed further and won't be seen in stores this ....
1 user comment
Tesla unveils two new vehicles, electric semi and super-fast new Roadster Tesla unveils two new vehicles, electric semi and super-fast new Roadster (17 Nov 2017 10:53)
Tesla has today announced two new vehicle prototypes that will bring the total number of Tesla cars, and now trucks, to six. As expected Tesla unveiled their "beastly" semi-truck the first time ....
1 user comment

News archive