So IDC took a 'comfortable' back-hander from Micro$oft to make 'predictions' about a point in time so far away that it will have been long-forgotten and the people saying it now will long since have moved-on to 'greater things' in other organisations when it finally arrives... not the first or the last time this sort of thing has happened
Watch the film 'Inside Job' to see how even Harvard Business School produced 'compensated' academic reports (without announcing that they were 'subsidised') of the Islandic banking systmem which encouraged many to invest there prior to its collapse and insolvency
Pretty sickening, really
The thing about Android is only looks good in paper, but real world performance isn't great. Android is too unreliable for me.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2012I agree with that. Windows Phone already has superior user experience over Android. http://... moreWell mate as long as they still use single core phones while the rest use quad cores nokia are dead!! Apple is just a symbol, looks average at best but I don't see windows on phones, unless samsung invest more into windows, we atleast want a good bloody phone that can perform!
AnonD-2663, 08 Jun 2012Android will be lucky to maintain 20% market share by 2016. I have no doubt whatsoever that WP... moreLMFAO nice dream! kid ,according to this stupid survey paid by MS ,still android will be eating 50 percentage of whole market share by 2016. they never said android dominancy gonna stop by around that year .but next windows 8(apollo) has good future in a tablet pc series ,not in smartphones..
I think its great to get a 3rd major platform in the market.
All we need now is another few companies phone companies to compete with Samsung and Apple. Probably HTC and maybe nokia will make a comeback?
Remember even if Android and iOS market share falls, the market is growing at such a rate their profits could still be increasing rapidly.
(for the record, i used nokia for 3 years, iphones for 2 years and have been on SGS2, now Note for over a year)
we can never tell, but then again, what are the basis? WP7 is even hard to jailbreak/root, apps are still that buggy, OS is unfamiliar to other people, but android keeps us updated on software/hardware upgrades, wp7? no sd slot, no dual core processors, then by 2016 they are on top? c'mon..
What about Windows Phone 8!? is that doomed to fail?
and ofc Android is going to loose market shares eventually... where else are the others gonna get it from :-P
AnonD-2663, 08 Jun 2012Android will be lucky to maintain 20% market share by 2016. I have no doubt whatsoever that WP... moreI agree with that. Windows Phone already has superior user experience over Android.
Android will be lucky to maintain 20% market share by 2016. I have no doubt whatsoever that WP will be number 1 within 5 years.
Its quite possible that WP or just win might surpass iOS, if Microsoft can keep relations with other companies than Nokia.
But I think the other category might grow, as we might very well be seing some purer linux OSes start to make it in to phones.
Android or whatever the Google smartphone OS will be called, might very well still be the top dog.
But I doubt Black berrie can keep thei share, if they dont start licensing, and come up with a great OS. RIM isnt big enough to carry their own OS, and market it.
guys whats with all the wp hate, its a respectable os thats giving ios and android good competition and keeping innovation up!
Mag82, 07 Jun 2012Well it looks like some people get paid for plucking number out the air lol saying that tho I ... moreFor me wp was the best option on the market, it was fast, fluid and different. Its only getting better aswell, i'll be waiting in line for a wp8 phone, thats for sure!
Well something needs to slow the growth of that laggy fragmented pos called android!
Tizen Takeover, 07 Jun 2012I was waiting for gsmarena to post this so I could see the MASSIVE amount of Damage Control th... moreBTW lol at your dreamy nickname! tizen is not even included in that supid idc survey...did they forget that? lol
This is useless lol. I believe by 2016 blackberry may be dead already and they claim they will only lose .01 percent from 2012 till 2016 looL LMAO
This is all bull, companies rises and dies before you even know it. Stop advertising such nonsense and respect the people, although I do admit the majority is stupid and may fall for this.
last time i saw a WP, it was in an antique store. Also since they decided to bury the 6.5 and lower WM, people on EBay have been selling their Windows operated phones at crazy low prices. Unless this is another ploy by microsoft to combat the two giants Android and IOS, i am more inclined to believe that pigs will fly than this hogwash
AnonD-15042, 07 Jun 2012Biggest Joke of the year :):).... Windows overtaking android?...How they can post an article l... morewhat's wrong with you kids? android is estimated to have 52% share while WP 19.2%. it will NOT overtake android according to the picture. jeez, how blind can some be?