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IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly

05 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
IDC: Android and iOS to stay on top by 2016, WP to progress slowly - read the full textThe marketing intelligence and analysis company IDC has revisited its smartphone market predictions for the following four years. It's become quite a tradition for IDC to post different numbers in each report, which serves to show just how impossible task it is trying to achieve, predicting a...


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"MeeGo, Bada OS and Symbian will го (go?) virtually еxtinct by 2016 "

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  • 2012-12-05 09:56
  • MD$e

Sure. Let's trust IDC predictions which proved to be a bunch of bullsh&t everytime they predicted something.

This or Tomi Ahonen predictions ?? LOL

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  • 2012-12-05 09:49
  • ms3a

iOS: will keep it's market share ~15%

Android: will dominate with 75% of share because of android market. Google will raise the quality and security of applications in app market. Android will be available on netbooks, laptops and tv's.

WP: will take 5% share with enterprise/business users. Microsoft will overtake Nokia. HTC, Samsung will continue to produce phones with WP.

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  • 2012-12-05 09:03
  • m2Ct

Most dull os windows ph
less option of customization
boring user interface
annoying live tiles

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  • 2012-12-05 08:53
  • t@JJ my touch 3g

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  • 2012-12-05 08:32
  • MfxY

The biggest problem with WP is lack of apps. That's the main thing really. Tomorrow sees the release of GTA Vice City on both Android and iOS. But where is the version for the WP? You guessed it! WP is miles behind .. :(

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  • 2012-12-05 07:51
  • n5yj

another american oriented research where is asha os? It is smartphone os now for touch device and it grow fast more than wp.

In q3 asha sells more than 6.5 million compare to 2.9 of wp

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  • 2012-12-05 07:45
  • fuZN

sounds dumb overall

and something any idiot on the internet can 'predict'

to think people get paid for junk like this

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  • 2012-12-05 06:18
  • utYe

> In reply to kampsy @ 2012-12-05 05:51 from fu%S - click to readFirefox OS will be as crappy and buggy as Firefox browser itself! FF browser crashes most of d time on the desktop and takes eternity 2 load pages with or without add-ons enabled and they dnt even have a proper mobile browser as yet! It's much more likely to be another member of the minority report comprising MeeGo, SailFish, Tizen etc. If any OS really wants to usurp Android's crown, it's imperative 4 it 2 offer something revolutionary and drastically different than anything in existence 2day and none of the current candidates seem 2 fit d bill! That said, I'd love 2 see something really revolutionary n it may come from some relatively unknown players....

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  • 2012-12-05 06:10
  • vwvi

> In reply to Observer @ 2012-12-05 04:58 from P@1G - click to readObserver Sir, your 2 comments doesn't make any sense sir. Nokia is a dooming ship.

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  • 2012-12-05 06:02
  • GZ1Q

The prediction is false.i believe that firefox os will pass android in 2014.iam telling you people will switch to firefox os.since apps are developed in html5 and other open web APIs,it will have the highest number of apps and games.their are more people developing web apps than os native apps.firefox os will deliver outstanding perfomances and funtionality,because it has full control over the Gonk linux will rule the earth very soon!

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  • 2012-12-05 05:51
  • fu%S

So they adjusted WP down from last forecast, and a lot down. Still looks to optimistic, I'm willing to bet that WP will not reach above 10%.

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  • 2012-12-05 05:50
  • Kg}t

> In reply to dhcp @ 2012-12-05 05:15 from MWWK - click to readNOkia are true 2 their design philosophy and have remained so thru the ages! Regardless of the OS, their bricks (fones) weighed a ton more than a decade ago and they still weigh a ton n I don't see any change in the foreseeable future! The brick-weight is 1 of their trademarks, after all!

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  • 2012-12-05 05:22
  • vwvi

progress my a­ss

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  • 2012-12-05 05:15
  • MWWK

> In reply to droopy @ 2012-12-05 04:52 from L5}Q - click to readSir, Android will flourish on Desktop if! And only if it pass WinXP's usability or Mac's hardware management. Clearly Android is very far from the two. :)

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  • 2012-12-05 05:05
  • P@1G

> In reply to ADMordan @ 2012-12-05 00:03 from yVgU - click to readSir, you might be right that Wp is no superior to Android(by NOW) but the fact that it handles better than Android is crying out loud. The fact that Android needs Quads and a Gig of ram to run smooth. I'll just wait for next year, 2013 might be a turning point only if Nokia or Microsoft listen to Idealistic consumers.

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  • 2012-12-05 04:58
  • P@1G

I completely disagree with this report. It is completely FAKE and do not show any real information. Android will be the king for next 4-5 years aprox, as big sales are mid and low level phones. iOS is going down due to lack of hardware in the future. Windowsphone is also not good OS. Moreover, Android is moving with google to tablet PC and in future to computers. If you see new windows8 pc soft, is same as Google Android, where the future is based on online features and services. Soon google android will be a computer PC software. As applications are already web-side most of them.

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  • 2012-12-05 04:52
  • L5}Q

> In reply to ADMordan @ 2012-12-05 00:03 from yVgU - click to readHave you ever used a Nokia in the past? I have. I've had everything from the N73, to the E72, to the E7. Nothing is comparable to WP. The old OS is sluggish and laggy compared to WP. Heck, it even makes Android and iOS look laggy! WP is the most buttery smooth OS out there. And WP8 improved greatly on that. You've obviously never used a WP7 device, and definitely not a WP8 device.

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  • 2012-12-05 04:36
  • B@A$

haha WP taking on iOS.... is this a joke...

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  • 2012-12-05 04:33
  • U{7x

> In reply to Miracle @ 2012-12-05 02:53 from cN9w - click to readSince when is WP an older OS than iOS? It came out in 2010.

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  • 2012-12-05 04:29
  • B@A$

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