Friday, 15 August 2014 02:35
The fact that Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS are dominating the market probably isn't too much of a surprise to anyone, the surprising fact is just how much they are dominating. According to IDC's latest numbers, iOS and Android are controlling 96.4% of the market share (up from 92.6% a year ago). Android is still the biggest winner, controlling 84.7% of the market themselves which is nothing short of impressive when you consider there are over 300 Million smartphones out there now. PCWorld has more details over here.
According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year’s time.
In part, that’s because the worldwide smartphone market swelled to 301.3 million phones, moving past 300 million phones for the first time in its history, according to IDC. That represents 25.3 percent growth from a year ago.