It is believed that the products of American Apple enjoys the largest demand in the local market. However, a recent study by the Nielsen company show that iOS is lagging behind in the spread of Android. Statistics from a research firm says first about the share of 42.7% in the third quarter.
Currently, Android holds the leading position with the figure wa s 52.6%. Together with Apple they have collected on their devices to 95.3% of smartphone owners. Windows Phone ranks third with a rate of 2.8%. The fourth spot is occupied by BlackBerry with the result of 0.7%.
The statistics obtained during the period from July to September, so the report only partially take into account statistics of the flagship Apple’s smartphone, which debuted at the end of the last autumn month. It will be displayed in the statistical calculations only in the last quarter of the year.
In the data for the IV quarter statistics will be available for sale iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Top model of Apple smartphones only for the first three days send with a circulation of 13 million copies.
According to experts ‘ forecast IDC, by the end of the year, the share of devices running Android all over the world can reach 81.2 per cent, which in absolute terms would amount to 1.16 billion gadgets. The second most popular mobile platform behind iOS, its share in the global market will reach 15.8% (226 million devices). In third place is Windows Phone, with a result of 2.2% (of 31.3 million units). Other operating systems for smartphones occupy only 0.8% of the market (11.3 million gadgets).
Analysts predict that by the end of 2019, the share of Android will increase by 1.4% to 82.6%, while iOS on the contrary – will decrease to 14.1%. The share of Windows Phone and other operating systems can grow just 0.1 percentage point to 2.3% and 0.9% respectively. Experts confirm the slowdown of growth in the number of smartphones in the world: by the end of 2015 it is expected to be 9.8 per cent, and by 2019 will be reduced to 4.7%