Android and iOS combined accounted for a whopping 96.3% of all smartphone shipments worldwide in 2014, up from 93.8% in the prior year, according to a latest report from the market research firm IDC.
Individually, Google's mobile operating system captured 81.5% of the market, up from 78.7% in 2013, while Apple's mobile OS claimed 14.8%, down slightly from 15.1% the year prior.
"Many of the same drivers were in play for Android and iOS to tighten their grip on the market," said Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team. "A combination of strong end-user demand, refreshed product portfolios, and the availability of low-cost devices – particularly for Android – drove volumes higher."
As for the rest of the players in the market, Microsoft's Windows Phone had the smallest year-over-year increase among the leading operating systems, growing just 4.2%, while BlackBerry saw its year-on-year growth decline by 69.8%.Source | Via
Oh really? IS that why it only took them 10 years to determine which part of iOS had a botnet built into it that infected well over a million computers within a short time by the time they cleaned it up the mess awas around 25 to 100 million apple co...
I say... lol.
IMO, year change should be calculated over market share, not units sold. By this way, only Android increases participation, and Windows down impressive 18% (3.3 to 2.7).