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Android os Represents 4th Birthday Since Launch with 75.0% Industry Discuss in Third 1 / 4, According to IDC

The Android os smart cellphone os was found on three out of every four cell mobile phones delivered during the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12). According to the Worldwide Data Organization (IDC) Globally Every quarter Cellular Phone Tracking system, complete Android os smart cellphone deliveries worldwide achieved 136.0 thousand models, bookkeeping for 75.0% of the 181.1 thousand cell mobile phones delivered in 3Q12. The 91.5% year-over-year development was nearly dual the overall market rate of development of 46.4%.
"Android has been one of the primary development engines of the smart cellphone market since it was released in 2008," said Ramon Llamas, analysis manager, Cellular Phones at IDC. "In every season since then, Android os has effectively outpaced the industry and taken market share from the competition. In addition, the mixture of smart cellphone providers, mobile providers, and end-users who have accepted Android os has motivated delivery amounts higher. Even today, more providers are presenting their first Android-powered cell mobile phones to promote."

"The share decrease of smart cellphone operating-system not named iOS since Android's release isn't a chance," said Kevin Restivo, mature analysis specialist with IDC's Globally Every quarter Cellular Phone Tracking system. "The smart cellphone os isn't an separated item, it's an important part of a bigger technology environment. Google has a successful, multi-faceted item profile. Many of its opponents, with sluggish tie-ins to the mobile OS, do not. This factor and others have led to loss of share for opponents with few exclusions."

Mobile Operating System Highlights

Android, having topped the 100 million unit mark last quarter, reached a new record level in a single quarter. By comparison, Android's total volumes for the quarter were greater than the total number of smartphones shipped in 2007, the year that Android was officially announced. Samsung once again led all vendors in this space, but saw its market share decline as numerous smaller vendors increased their production.

iOS was a distant second place to Android, but was the only other mobile operating system to amass double-digit market share for the quarter. The late quarter launch of the iPhone 5 and lower prices on older models prevented total shipment volumes from slipping to 3Q11 levels. But without a splashy new OS-driven feature like Siri in 2011 and FaceTime in 2010, the iPhone 5 relied on its larger, but not wider, screen and LTE connectivity to drive growth.

BlackBerry's market share continued to sink, falling to just over 4% by the end of the quarter. With the launch of BlackBerry 10 yet to come in 2013, BlackBerry will continue to rely on its aging BlackBerry 7 platform, and equally aging device line-up. Still, demand for BlackBerry and its wildly popular BBM service is strong within multiple key markets worldwide, and the number of subscribers continues to increase.

Symbian posted the largest year-on-year decline of the leading operating systems. Nokia remains the largest vendor still supporting Symbian, along with Japanese vendors Fujitsu, Sharp, and Sony. Each of these vendors is in the midst of transitioning to other operating systems and IDC believes that they will cease shipping Symbian-powered smartphones in 2013. At the same time, the installed base of Symbian users will continue well after the last Symbian smartphone ships.

Windows Phone marked its second anniversary with a total of just 3.6 million units shipped worldwide, fewer than the total number of Symbian units shipped. Even with the backing of multiple smartphone market leaders, Windows Phone has yet to make a significant dent into Android's and iOS's collective market share. That could change in 4Q12, when multiple Windows Phone 8 smartphones will reach the market.

Linux volume declined for the third straight quarter as did its year-over-year growth. Samsung accounted for the majority of shipments once again, but like most other vendors competing with Linux-powered smartphones, most of its attention went towards Android instead. Still, that has not deterred other vendors from experimenting, or at least considering the open-source operating system, as multiple reports of Firefox, Sailfish, and Tizen plan to release new Linux-based experiences in the future.
Source : IDC

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