Android The Victor As Smartphone Sales Soar
Again using the analyst’s numbers, iOS currently has a 15% share which is expected to grow steadily to 19% in the next 5 years.
Also-rans RIM (BlackBerry) and Microsoft (Windows Phone 7) are expected to make up the remainder while not pulling up any trees. RIM seem content to sit in their comfort zone of the enterprise market while MS are still struggling to get their fledgling operating system to take off. Recent software update woes won’t help them in the short term either.
IDC however disagrees with the assessment of WP7’s chances. The firm said last week that the believe Microsoft could find their OS overtake Apple in market share by 2015 thanks to the recent deal bringing Windows Phone 7 to Nokia handsets.