IDC, a research and analytics firm has released a report about smartphone platforms and market share. As per the latest report, Windows Phone is slowly crawling towards relevance and it will have a market share of around 6.4 percent by 2018. This will be almost double when compared to its current market share of 3.5 percent.
Google will continue to lead as it does not with a staggering 80.2 percent market share but its market share will drop to 77.6 percent by 2018. Apple will have a smartphone market share of 13.7 percent by 2018, down from 14.8 percent this year. Blackberry on the other hand will have an almost non-existent market share of just 0.8 percent with the help of 9.7 million smartphone shipments this year. If Blackberry manages to keep itself alive till 2018, they will have a market share of just 0.3% by then.