Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The State of the Smartphone Market 2015?

I have used and Iphone before there was an Iphone. People have underestimated the great Mr. Jobs and his gold standard before, need I say more.

I know, every techi on earth has an android and they tell their friends to get droids. That is good technical advice but poor user advice. The Gold Standard Iphone is only part of the story, the other part is the hands on user hand holding at your local apple store for the technologically unwashed.

Ever ask someone at the corner cell phone store how something works. My suggestion is, if you recommend a smart phone to your grand parents, you better recommend one with the best ease of use and support, unless you plan to move in with them, lol.

Some of the 1/2nd gen androids are an interesting start but, Dollar for Dollar, I still give my Iphone the holla, +[;-)

Amplify’d from
Google and Apple are in a heated battle for control of the world’s smartphone market, but which mobile OS will reign supreme down the road
That’s the question research and analyst firm Gartner is trying to answer. Its most recent prediction is turning some heads, though: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will overtake Apple iOS market share by 2015. Not only that, but Gartner believes Android will control nearly 50% of the mobile smartphone market within two years.

In its most recent predictions report, Gartner claims Android will jump from 38.5% market share this year to 49.2% in 2012. That’s more than double its 22.7% market share in 2010. Needless to say, it’s a shocking conclusion.

Just as mind-boggling is the conclusion that iOS will actually peak in market share this year at 19.4%, then drop to 18.9% next year and 17.2% by 2015. Windows Phone, on the other hand, will grow from 5.6% this year to 10.8% next year and eventually reach 19.5% in 2015, according to the research firm’s estimates. BlackBerry is destined for a slow decline, dropping from 13.4% this year to 11.1% in 2015.


1 comment:

Calina Jane said...

I am not familiar these terms of the android or any other droid. And I think from your post it seems to be that people are getting more of android and they tell their friends to get droids. That is good technical advice but poor user advice

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