Nielsen Charts Say Android Owns 43% of the Smart-Phone Market
Since its release in 2008, Android sales has all but slowed down. Not long ago, RIM and Apple held the title of the biggest smartphone market share with Android in a close third place. Furthermore, last quarter, Android held 39% of the total smartphone market share. And now, the operating system giant is on 42.8% of all smartphones while its competitors have simply been left in the dust.
For example, iOS is holding its own with an “ok” 28.3%. Additionally, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7 and Web OS slid to 17.8%, 6.1%, and 2.2% respectively. Finally, Symbian and Windows Phone sit in dead last with under 2% of the total market share each.
After taking a look at the bigger picture, over 71% of the entire market currently holds either an Android or iOS device. Furthermore, the two operating systems combine for a total of 83% of all of the application downloads on smartphones. As you can see, Android and iOS have come to completely taken over the market and obliterated their competition. With the iPhone 4S, Droid RAZR, and HTC Rezound in the market already (not to mention the Galaxy Nexus, Droid 4 and more on their way), we might be seeing a 2-operating system market share very soon.
What do you think? Will Blackberry be leaving us soon? Will Android continue its domination and kick iOS out as well? Let us know in the comments below.
Here is the Nielsen data from October 2010: