This morning statistics were released showing Apple is in line to be #1 in OS distribution in mobile devices. In October and November, following the release of iPhone 4S (which honestly I believe stands for iPhone 4Steve, but Ill discuss that in another post), the iOS market share gained an astounding 17% compared to Q3 sales report. The iOS market share stands at 43%. The Android market share, however, dropped from 60% to 47%, a whopping 13%. This is really good news for Apple. Apple now has a chance to overcome Android (which is a main goal of Apple since Steve Jobs “declared thermonuclear war” on Google for its stealing of Apple ideas). More bad news for Google Android is that new iOS hardware is set to release this Spring possibly with a total overhaul of ALL of their products (maybe, if we’re lucky, some new products). I believe it is only a matter of time before Apple overtakes Android in the mobile operating system war. The two companies only have a 4% difference. Watch out Android, Apple is headed your way and passed it.
The RIM market share stands at a whopping 6%, down from 13% at the first quarter of last year. Windows Phone has a extremely high market share number of 1%. It seems Microsoft is failing at alot of things these days, i.e Windows Phone and Zune. Will they kill themselves with Windows 8 which is said to be the Microsoft killer by some critics? Lets certainly hope so.
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