Whenever you would hear most people talking about the mobile sector these days, there are, perhaps, only two brands that would pop up in the conversation – Android and iOS. Google’s mobile operating system is known to be a smashing hit, and it is, by far, one of the world’s most popular smartphone OS. What about Apple’s iOS? Well, it does come in second place, but it is still far away from stealing the crown off of Google’s offering. But then what about other industry veterans such as those of BlackBerry and Microsoft? As per the latest figures published by Gartner, this mobile operating system barely even signal a blip in the company’s radar screen.
Android Enjoying a Large Piece of the Mobile Market Pie
For those who are keeping tabs on the performance of Android within the mobile sector, then do take note of its Q2 2016 report wherein it tells of its market share of 86.2-percent for the entire pie. As for Apple’s iOS, it is in second place as mentioned earlier, but it is way behind at 12.9-percent. As for BlackBerry, it only shows a tiny blip of 0.6-percent, and other mobile operating systems only have a tiny crumb of 0.1-percent of the entire global smartphone market.
For the sales of smartphones that are running on Windows or Windows 10 Mobile, as well as those that are running on the BlackBerry 10 operating system, the figures have fallen dramatically in a year-over-year basis report. Microsoft only sold 1.9-million smartphones that are running on the Windows operating system during the second quarter of this year. For comparison’s sake, Microsoft was able to sell 8.2-million units within the same period last year, but this was still a crushing defeat. On the other hand, BlackBerry’s sales have also fallen from an already anorexic figure of 1.1-million units within the second quarter of 2015 to just 400,000 during the same period for 2016.
Even though Android is still the king of the mobile sector, it doesn’t mean that Microsoft and Blackberry are out of the competition just yet. Back in April, Microsoft stated the following: “We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile. We believe in this product’s value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years. We have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft as well as our OEM partners who will also be selling an expanded lineup of phone devices based on this platform.”
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