Android has reached its peak, can’t grow any further: Strategy Analytics

Android has a dominating market share among smartphones sold worldwide but according to the latest reports from Strategy Analytics, it has already hit its peak. The report further goes on to state that Android can’t grow any further.

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84 percent of the smartphones shipped in the third quarter of 2014 globally were based on Android. Next comes in iOS with a 12 percent market share. Windows Phone and BlackBerry constitute of 3 percent and 1 percent market share respectively.

Android had 85 percent share in the Q2 2014 and but according to Neil Mawtson, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, it can’t grow any further. This is because it hit a share of 85 percent due to a decline in iPhone sales. But with the new iPhones already out, it is highly unlikely that iOS would be losing out on share in the near future.

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Google need not worry as its Android still has a market share which is 7 times than that of its nearest competitor. Google gained more control over Android in the Q3 3014 as the devices with a forked version of Android (without Google’s services) saw a decline in shipment from 39 percent in Q2 2014 to 37 percent in Q3 2014.

Also Read: Will Samsung fade away from the smartphone market, just like Nokia did?

Samsung seems to have been struck the hardest off late. Its market share for Q3 2014 dipped to 25 percent from 35 percent in Q3 2013. This can be attributed to the success of the likes of Xiaomi which sells products almost at its manufacturing cost. This achievement for Xiaomi is remarkable as it operates in only a limited number of countries whereas Samsung has a way bigger global presence.

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November 6, 2014 9:14 pm 9:14 PM

Just bcz Android has too many memory problems I prefer Windows phone over android 🙂

November 5, 2014 11:29 pm 11:29 PM

What is android can some one tell me i am not a techie

November 5, 2014 6:51 pm 6:51 PM
*Its nice to see that TT has now started covering 90% of the international tech news. Although some more in depth analysis would make this a more serious tech website. *Now Android’s dominance is by now means going to come to an end and this 1% dip is nothing to worry about since there is hardly any other platform ready to give Android meaningful competition. Windows Phone is the most possible competitor but Window Phone’s low end hardware but smooth performance benefit seems to be coming to an end as companies like Xiaomi and Motorola deliver low end handsets with… Read more »
November 5, 2014 8:48 pm 8:48 PM

I hope SYMBIAN must emerge.

November 5, 2014 8:58 pm 8:58 PM

Even in 2017 when the original Nokia will once again be able to make smartphones under the Nokia brand name and if they plan to do so the chances of them using Symbian is very very low.

November 5, 2014 9:24 pm 9:24 PM

I am expecting for that. I am using the flagship products of Nokia : 5320 express music, N79, 1280 and N8.

In this I am using N8 as my main phone and N79 only during travel (put BSNL TN SIM in it).

I use LG G3 only for browsing, applying jobs and online texting (aircel TN SIM inside, but I use wired broadband via WiFi mostly – 99%).

November 5, 2014 10:07 pm 10:07 PM

Chances of Symbian making a come back r very very low bro.