Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is steadily increasing its market share, as once again a report from ABI Research claims that it’s market share is more than doubled in 2013 than that of 2012’s market share.
In the report on the smartphone market in Q4 2013, ABI Research claims that the total smartphones shipments increased 38 percent year-on-year and 25 percent from Q3 2013 to Q4 2013 to 287.8 million units.
Apple’s iPhones and iPads together jumped 51 percent in the final quarter to achieve the 18 percent market share worldwide. Although the Android devices’ shipments rose 20 percent from Q3 to Q4, the market share decreased from 80 percent in Q3 to 77 percent in Q4. Google’s Android Open Source Project-based AOSP software running devices helped the Android’s 20 percent growth. AOSP devices use the modified and customized version of the Android operating system without the Google Play services.
Surprisingly, Microsoft Windows Phone device’s shipping jumped 19 percent from Q3 to Q4, while its year on year growth was 104 percent. BlackBerry continued to slide down in its market share, even after releasing its BlackBerry 10 OS and new smartphones with price cuts.
Windows Phone becomes the fastest growing smartphone OS for the time being, followed by Android and iOS. What is your view on the report?
[ Source: ABI Research ]