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Android grabs 60% of the market share

Android has reported to have captured the global market with 60 percent of market share and Apple’s is manages to acquire the second position

A recent report from IDC has been confirmed that Android has swiped about 60 percent of market share in the global market, as the research firm surveyed for the quarterly market share. We have about eight Android powered Smartphones out of every 10 Smartphones shipped in the quarter as reported by International Data Corp., based on its worldwide Quarterly Mobile phone Tracker.

According to Kevin Restivo, senior research analyst with IDC, the operating system challengers can gain share only if their creators and hardware partners secure developers loyalty which can be done by developer’s intension or enthusiasm for a particular operating system is typically a leading indicator of hardware sales success.

Apart from that, Apple’s iOS also continued to show a solid growth with a boost from 18 percent to 23 percent from the last year’s figures and is able to gain the second spot in the global market. It is really very impressive on their part as they sale only one tablet unlike Android.

This recent research has also revealed that Research In Motion, with their Blackberry devices managed have acquired only 6.4 percent, which is less than half of their market share last year’s first quarter. Nokia’s Symbian platform also seems to have fallen from a 26 percent market share to 6.8 percent.

The Windows Phone 7 devices have also reported a drop from 2.6 percent market share to 2.2 percent market share, however it can be called as the same from last year’s value as other platforms have shown a large variation in their percentages. Analysts like Gerry Purdy of Mobile Trax also believe that, Microsoft in the near future will gain some share as that have put a partnership with Nokia.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-05-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)