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BIGGEST SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEMS BY UNIT SALES IN Q2 2013
Rank . OS Platform . . . . Units . . . . Market share . Was Q1 2013 . . Manufacturers in Top 10
1 (1) . . Android . . . . . . . 183.8 M . . 79.0 % . . . . . ( 74.6 %) . . . . . Samsung, LG Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Sony, Yulong/Coolpad, HTC
2 (2) . . iOS . . . . . . . . . . 31.2 M . . 13.4 % . . . . . ( 17.6 %) . . . . . Apple
3 (3) . . Windows Phone . . 9.1 M . . . 3.9 % . . . . . ( 3.0 %) . . . . . . Samsung, Nokia
4 (4) . . Blackberry . . . . . . 6.8 M . . . 2.9 % . . . . . ( 2.8 %) . . . . . . (None)
5 (5) . . bada . . . . . . . . . . 0.6 M . . . 0.3 % . . . . . ( 0.8 %) . . . . . . Samsung
others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 M . . . 0.6 % . . . . . ( 0.9 %)
TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . 232.7 M
Source: TomiAhonen Consulting Analysis 16 Aug 2013, based on manufacturer and industry data
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INSTALLED BASE OF SMARTPHONES BY OPERATING SYSTEM AS OF 30 JUNE 2013
Rank . OS Platform . . . . Units . . . Market share Was Q1 2013 . Main Manufacturers of current base
1 . . . . Android . . . . . . . 829 M . . . 58 % . . . . . . ( 57 %) . . . . . . Samsung, Huawei, Sony, ZTE, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, SonyEricsson
2 . . . . iOS . . . . . . . . . 292 M . . . 20 % . . . . . . ( 19 %) . . . . . . Apple
3 . . . . Symbian . . . . . . 121 M . . . 8 % . . . . . . ( 11 %) . . . . . . Nokia, Sharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Samsung, SonyEricsson
4 . . . . Blackberry . . . . . 69 M . . . . 5 % . . . . . . ( 8 %) . . . . . . RIM
5 . . . . Windows Phone . . 33 M . . . 2 % . . . . . . ( 2 %) . . . . . . Nokia, Samsung, ZTE
6 . . . . bada . . . . . . . . . . 23 M . . . 2 % . . . . . . ( 2 %) . . . . . . Samsung
7 . . . . Windows Mobile . . . 2 M . 0.1 % . . . . . . ( 0.3 %) . . . . . . HTC, Samsung, LG, SonyEricsson, Palm, Motorola
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 M . . . 1 % . . . . . . ( 1 %)
TOTAL Installed Base . 1,386 M smartphones in use at end of Q2, 2013
Source: TomiAhonen Consulting Analysis 16 Aug 2013, based on manufacturer and industry data
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It may take quite a few years for Microsoft to get into the second position.With rumors of Apple launching cheap variant of iPhone I think it's going to be tough uphill battle for Microsoft.
Manwe, 03 Sep 2013How could the Finns allow this? Really a sad day. RIP NOKIA. Bad way to go.Agree 110% 'The Trojan Horse awakens' :D. Is it RIP Nokia or RIP Microsoft only time will tell
NO KIA, 03 Sep 2013Nokia is dead as a brand dude. Dont you understand? There will be no NOKIA in the future. No N... moreSo why do you think they licensed the "NOKIA" trademark....atleast use your common sense before commenting...
NO KIA, 03 Sep 2013Nokia makes heavy and thick phones mate. Hardware is like you carry 200 gr iron in your pocketHuh?have u ever touch or hold latest Lumia Phones aside from Lumia 920 that made u say.they weigh like brick?wer did got a 200gms Lumia phone?
NO KIA, 03 Sep 2013With Nokia and WP8 you cant do many thing you do in ios and android. Bad opearting system. Ver... moreAlso you cant delete Recent Calls in WP8. and you delete a contact photo. you can change only. but you cant delete. TRY
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013Love Nokia, love windows phone, love microsoft... Good discision by nokia and microsoft...With Nokia and WP8 you cant do many thing you do in ios and android. Bad opearting system. Very basic things are missing in WP8 os. You cant get notifications. So stupid. :)
I do not understand how they would rather sell their company instead of just making android phones. They would easily be back at no.3 in smartphones within a year of top/down android product release. Foolish foolish decision. Microsoft must be very happy.
Love Nokia, love windows phone, love microsoft... Good discision by nokia and microsoft...
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013Repost: whiney cheap android device users,who dream of Android Powered Nokia phone.sorry to b... moreNokia makes heavy and thick phones mate. Hardware is like you carry 200 gr iron in your pocket
Thus proved Elop was a Microsoft Spy.
The biggest mistake Nokia ever did was make Elop its CEO.
How could the Finns allow this?
Really a sad day.
Bad way to go.
whiney cheap android device users,who dream of Android Powered Nokia phone.sorry to burst ur bubbles,Nokia will never make a Cheap Android Flavored Nokia like they did with Lumia 520 nor Android Nokia with 41mpx pureview camera phone.sticked with ur 13mpx cam fr S4,10mpx Clearpixel for Moto,4mpx Ultrapixel and 20mpx Whatever Pixel from Sony.
if ur really a loyal of Nokia and used Lumia phone.you know how beautifully Windows phone OS integrated with Nokia EXCELLENT hardware.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2013Reading these comments makes me laugh. I am a Nokia user but hey guys you gotta remember-thes... moreNokia is dead as a brand dude. Dont you understand? There will be no NOKIA in the future. No Nokia GSM logo phone whatever.
Sure MS probably took their chance, getting Elop as CEO of Nokia.
Nokia was still making money when Elop came onboard, but less and less. The trend was pretty clear for the Nokia board, they had not managed to evolve in the right direction.
The board new that Nokia was mostly living on old merits, but with the new generation of smartphones dominating among the young and Media beeing fascinated by Apple, no was really pushing the Nokia brand.
A tech company that sells to traditionalists is not a innovator. Nokia new they had to try to become an innovator again.
Sure they hade the MeeGo project, sprung out of Maemo that wasnt inteded to be the future OS for Nokia when first developed.
Already back in the N900 days, nokia should have realized that they had to ditch Symbian for Maemo, but Symbian had costed Nokia a lot of money, so they didnt feel like letting it go.
Seeing how bad Symbian was aging againsnt the competition when hardware had finally gotten beyond the limitations of the Symbian OS, Nokia new they had to take a new direction, still they didnt have the cool to simply let symbian go, and invest in the future.
They didnt develop a roadmap filled with Maemo/Meego devices, they only had a few, and a lot more Symbian devices on the roadmap.
Nokia was way behind with their vision, even though sales were still quite high.
Then Elop came on board.
Nokia should have already dropped Symbian to focus on something new, but they hadn't.
Elop new what MS was cooking, a new Windows OS, with a lot of code sharing between desktop and mobile, a future cross platform OS.
The MeeGo project was also a cross platform OS. But it had not gotten the attention outside Nokia and Intel, and not inside either of those compaies either. The potential was there.
Elop was a MS fan, so of course he would choose the Windows cross platform OS over the MeeGo project. And the Meego project was moving too slow anyhow.
Elop at least had the guts that others before him did not have, to realise Symbian had to be killed off.
Sure he set his focus on WP, and Someone from inside Nokia, or Intel or with any relations to linux (or apple even) would have choosen the other path, to develop MeeGo.
But neither Nokia nor Intel had done their part for MeeGo and they had not gotten enough on board, so any new CEO for Nokia would have had to do something big and quickly to get MeeGo on track, or all hope would have been lost.
MS was putting more effort in to WP, than Intel and Nokia combined were putting in to MeeGo. MS had the resources, and the hunger, and still have.
Had Nokia stayed on the MeeGo track, it's very likely Intel still would have jumped the ship, and the MeeGo strategy from Nokias part would have remained Maemo, a nice OS, but with MS as a quickly growing competitor, a MS with resoursces to get developers on board. To this day Maemo/MeeGo would probably had had quite a bit less Apps than WP has today. And with Apps beeing so central in todays smartphone world (and for a long time mobile sites killed in favour of Apps, though this trend has started to turn), Maemo/MeeGo would have been handicapped. And I doubt Nokia would have gotten a CEO with enough guts to kill Symbian anyhow, so Nokia would have had two OSes, developed by two quite big teams. Nokia would have been bleeding money, just like they've done with Elop. And Nokia wouldn't have had any clear strategy. Sure the QT strategy would have made some apps partly compatible between Symbian and Maemo/Meego, but they would have to be developed with some of the limitations of symbian in mind, and that was not the strategy Nokia needed.
Implementing QT in to symbian took a lot of time and focus, time and resources that would actually have been better spent on Maemo/MeeGo, then trying to make a layer that could help Symbian become a transitionsystem. A transition, that Nokia honestly didnt have time for. Why make Symbian devices for several of years, when they really had to make the shift.
Dithing symbian would have meant a gap, even if Nokia would have gone for MeeGo/Maemo. But speanding money on development for someting you are going to kill off and that wont pay back is just a waste.
They had the N9, and Nokia could have faked a portfolio, by releasing the 808 that had been such a long ongoing project, and then making slight variations of the N9, by using a few design, and perhaps a few display sizes (same resolution) with same hardware inside to at least have some models on the market (the N950 could have been turned in to a mass production product), during development of the new product line with the new OS at it's base. But that was not the strategy, they were still pumping money in to Symbian, and most of the R&D was still on Symbian products.
In reality, the gap that came when Elop ditched Symbian was not much bigger than the gap that should have been during Nokias switch to MeeGo/Maemo. At that point in time, it was simply too late. Nokia should have realised much earlier that Symbian was a ba deal, cut their losses and realized that the best they could do was to either upscale development of Maemo, or develop something new (Android wasn't that good back in those days, still lacked a lot against symbian and some against Maemo even, and with so many brands on board nokia would have been minituarized anyhow, if they would not sign some kind of super deal with Google much like what they did with MS later on).
Form the outside, and as a fan of MeeGo/Maemo, you could easily get the dillusion that, that project was Nokias new focus, it was the only real strategy that could emerge. In reality Nokia had no real strategy, and was just bleeding money in to the Symbian project, and Maemo/MeeGo was the result of a small gang with very skilled developers with a lot of passion inside Nokia. What they seemed to promise what not what Nokia was promising, they had their own vision that wasnt shared by the board or CEO.
The lack of vision and direction lead to a new CEO, too bad for the Maemo/MeeGo team it was Elop.
But whoever it would have been, Nokia would probably not have been much better of today. But with Maemo/Meego, they at least had the chance to form alliances, now they are quite stuck in a partnership with MS (but realisticly that might not be much worse than any other scenario that could have been, unless the whole linux community got on board and they managed to get more companies to join, to finally make linux a viable option for the desktop and cross platforming in to your pocket and TV).
We also have to know that the situation wasn't that easy for Intel. They didn't want to hurt any relations with Google, to be completely left out of the possibility to make CPUs for Android devices (at that time ARM dominance could have easily ben broken), and they didnt want to upset microsoft.
So maybe Intel lacked the guts as well. After all, Intel+Nokia seemed like the most promising combination of companies to ever have joined on a linux project, so they could perhaps done what no one had ever done before seriously challenge MS on the desktop.
Reading these comments makes me laugh. I am a Nokia user but hey guys you gotta remember-these are just phones. Some metal, plastic, glass electronics etc. how can anybody get so passionate. Don't you have anything else in your lives? Anyway, Nokia will go from strength to strength with MS. Does it really matter if Nokia is owned by people in Finland or people in America?
Bunch of whiney cheap android device,who dream of Android Powered Nokia phone.sorry to burst ur bubbles,Nokia will never make a Cheap Android Flavored Nokia like they did with Lumia 520 nor Android Nokia with 41mpx pureview camera phone.sticked with ur 13mpx cam fr S4,10mpx Clearpixel for Moto,4mpx Ultrapixel and 20mpx Whatever Pixel from Sony.