Smartphone users in the US favor iPhone by Apple or the Android smartphone to other platforms with upto 82 percent people using these two colossal smartphone players while the once heavily popular Blackberry from Research in Motion (RIM) is on a continuous decline.
Coming to smartphone makers, it is Apple followed by HTC and RIM. This trend was confirmed in the results that came out in the research conducted by the research market firm the NPD Group. Now, more than half of the mobile users in the US have a smartphone.
iOS and Android Creates Standards
Google’s Android based smartphones occupy about 53 percent market share by the end of October this year, while Apple’s iconic iPhone featuring its iOS system came a distant second at 29 percent. Meanwhile, Blackberry has managed to retain its customer base to some degree scoring 11 percent share of the smartphone market. Android has been rocketing up the stars with the increasing popularity around the globe. Motorola, after using Android has risen from the ashes, and the acquisition of Motorola by Google has also helped. The smartphone world was heavily standardized by the gadgets of Apple, and Google and it remain to be seen that how other smartphone makers emulate them.
Other Smartphone Players
Blackberry, in its golden times, handled more than half of the smartphone market share in the second quarter of 2006, and since then has fallen in liking. Unfazed by the heavy losses, RIM continues to enhance its technical foundations even in such times as this when it faced server issues just a month before. Nokia, after dropping Symbian OS, have started to concentrate on Windows based Lumina handsets. Windows smartphones peaked at 50 percent market share in the second quarter of 2007 only to dip to 2 percent for Windows7. Nokia smartphone sales have plummeted to just 14 percent in 2011 from 33 percent the previous year.
Category: Operating Systems