Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung to Open $380 Million Home Appliance Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina
Dolby Atmos Coming to Netflix
Toshiba Delays Chip Unit Deal, Sues Western Digital
Qualcomm Debuts the Snapdragon Wear 1200 and the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platforms
Samsung Launches ISOCELL Image Sensor Brand
Toshiba Announces 96-Layer 3D Flash Memory and 64-Layer QLC 3D Flash Memory
Western Digital Announces First 96-Layer 3D NAND Technology
New Intel SSD 545s Packs 64-layer 3D TLC Flash
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Android...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, January 25, 2010
Android Will Be the #2 Mobile Operating System by 2013, Report Says


By 2013, IDC forecasts that worldwide shipments of smartphones will surpass 390 million units, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.9% for the 2009?2013 forecast period.

In a market that was once dominated by a handful of pioneers, such as BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile, newcomers touting open standards (Android) and intuitive design and navigation (Mac OS X and webOS) have garnered strong end-user and handset vendor interest, the IDC report claims.

"Mobile operating systems have become the key ingredient in the highly competitive mobile device market. Although the overall look and feel of the device will still play an important role in the buying process, the wrong choice of operating system coupled with an awkward user interface can mean the difference between success and failure," says Stephen D. Drake, vice president, Mobility and Telecom.

According to the latest IDC market outlook, Symbian will retain its leadership position worldwide throughout the forecast period. Due primarily to the strength of Nokia in markets outside of the United States, Symbian continues to lead all other mobile operating systems.

Android will experience the fastest growth of any mobile operating system, the report claims. Starting from a very small base of just 690,000 units in 2008, total Android-powered shipments will reach 68.0 million units by 2013, making for a CAGR of 150.4%. Android will benefit from having a growing footprint of handset vendors supporting it and will finish second to Symbian in shipments by 2013, the report indicates.

Linux and webOS shipments will struggle throughout the forecast period. Shipments of Linux-powered devices will trend down due to greater emphasis on the Android platform but will not disappear entirely as some vendors will continue to support it. Palm's webOS, despite growing steadily, will capture limited market share due to limited deployment and availability of devices across multiple carriers.


Previous
Next
AOL Acquires StudioNow Online Video Platform        All News        AMD Introduces Sub-$100 AMD Phenom II Processor and AMD Athlon II Processors
Futuresource: Mobile App stores will generate 15 billion dollars in 2013     Mobiles News      Motorola Files Complaint With ITC to Ban BlackBerry Imports

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Cloak and Dagger Security Hole in Android Discovered
Google I/O: Google Digital Assistant Coming to iPhone, Android O, Android Go, New TPU and VR
Audi and Volvo to Use Android Auto in Upcoming Cars
Google To Release Android Updates Faster With Project Treble
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay Set To Expand This Year
Google Introduces Android Patent Licensing Initiative - PAX
Google Plans Faster Updates To Keep Android Phones Safe
Android O Brings Better Battery Life and Notifications
Google Family Link app Will Help You Monitor Your Kid's Android Device
Preinstalled Malware May Be Targeting Your Android Phone
Android Challenges Windows Operating System in Terms of Internet Usage
Android Wear 2.0 Goes Live With New LG Watch Sport And Style Smartwatches, Verizon's First Smartwatch

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .