Google’s open source operating system, Android. Android - based smartphones have achieved a growth of 27% in sailing when compared to that of the previous year. That means, this year witnessed the selling of almost 295 million android units.
Apple’s iPhone Operating system (iOS) comes next to Android OS. But it failed to perform as the former year and in global mobile market iOS fell to 11.9 percent from 13.4 percent, a year ago. According to the survey report Microsoft Windows stands on the third position. It too dropped its market share to 2.7 percentage from 3.8 % of the previous year. Based on the survey, it is revealed that Blackberry did a very poor performance when matched to its last year performance. Its decline is from 2.4% to 0.6%.
In the opinion of Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics executive director, “Android is on the verge of turning smartphone platforms into a one-horse race. Its low-cost services and user-friendly software remain wildly attractive to hardware makers, operators and consumers worldwide. Rival OS vendors are going to have to do something revolutionary to overturn Android's huge lead in smartphone shipments."