Android And iOS Still Dominate The Mobile OS Market

The mobile OS arena hasn’t really witnessed fresh entrants and by fair margin Android along with iOS platforms rules the segment. Nokia did raise some noise with its MeeGo OS and while Blackberry is a known brand in the market its share is plunging globally too. Intriguingly, webOS of HP too will sunset leaving the users to choose amongst the competitively priced Android options or a premium iPhone (on iOS 4.3). Android has a sweet 32% share in US markets while Apple rules the market share with 44% followed closely (but dwindling) at 28% market share.

The users across the international territories are glued to the upcoming release of iPhone 5 on iOS 5.x environment. Android too is pushing up the ante with the proposed release of Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. The robust set of features such as iCloud by Apple and message overhauling by Android OS have made the platforms uniquely different and value creating for the end users. It will be considerably difficult for service providers or the manufacturers to match up to the supreme OS functions. It has been estimated that Android and iOS will rule the mobile OS market for next 5 years too. And Android might just sneak ahead of iOS in the segment.

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