Android Based Smart Phones Hold More Than 80% Share of Market in July September Quarter
Android operating system based smartphones enhances over 211 million in the July- September quarter this year accounting for more than 80%of global wireless OS market share, study firm IDC said.
“With a total base of 211.6 million smartphone flats transported throughout the quarter, Android accounted for 81% of all smartphone shipments, assessing the first time Android topped 80% within all smartphones sale.
regardless of high saturation rates in number of mature markets, the general smartphone space increased 39.9%year-over-year (y-o-y) in the third quarter, it supplemented.
Another major success article was that of Windows telephone OS, which increased by 156%y-o-y.
“Granted, volumes started from a little base of 3.7 million flats a year. Nokia’s support behind microsoft, helped propel the stage into multiple points.
Android and Windows Phone proceeded to make important strides in the third quarter. Despite their dissimilarities in market share, they both have one important component behind their achievement, price, IDC Mobile telephone team Research Manager Ramon Llamas said.
“prices reduced enough to be inexpensive to the mass market, and it is the mass market that is going by car the whole market forward,” he added.
Another trend being seen during the last quarter was down turn in prices of smartphones, IDC said.
“Smartphone mean selling prices (ASPs) have proceeded to down turn as the appetite for more inexpensive devices grows. ASPs were down 12.5%in Q3 2013, accounting for an mean cost of $ 317,” it added.
At the same time, the market has glimpsed a large influx of large-screen smartphones (5-7 inch computer displays), phablets. Large computer display apparatus usually come with a higher trading price than lesser screen apparatus, due to the need for more mighty and expensive constituents, IDC said.