Gartner a research firm recently released the lasted numbers which reveal that the industry of smartphones is still a ground where Android and iOS are the only lead horses that run the race. When you combine both the operating systems of the mobile, it takes up 98.4% of the market share worldwide for the 4th quarter of the year 2015; the 4th quarter of 2014 had a number of 96.4%.
The Android OS is said to be the smartphone that is used most with a market share of 80.7%, while the market share for iOS was recorded at 17.7%. The 4th quarter has been a very successful quarter for both the giants die to the shopping season of the holidays.
The Blackberry and Windows Phone both had a market share of 0.2% and 1.1% respectively. The results that were seen were very not surprising due to the fact that the Windows Phone efforts is being scaled back by Microsoft while last year, the 1st Blackberry Android phone was launched.
The number of shipments that was shipped just between Samsung and Apple collectively in 2015 was 551.2 million. While Xiaomi had 72 millions, Lenovo ‐Motorola ‐ 73.9 and Huawei was at 107.1 million. These are the number that was made based on the Strategy Analytics data that was taken out recently. In the year 2015, around 1.44 billion smartphone were shipped in total.
In third position the phone that comes even close to the platform of being the competitor in the 3rd place would be the Windows Phone. However, due to the growth of Android and iOS, the market share for the windows phone has reduced. Even Mozilla and Samsung have the Linux mobile OS also in Firefox and Tizen OS, however there is a comparative slim platform for adopting each of them.