According to Tuesday data from IDC, Android is hanged to become the number one mobile operating system in 2011, while the recent Nokia-Microsoft deal could thrust Windows Phone to the number two position by 2015,
IDC predicted the Global mobile OS market in 2011 as: –
Android will get 39.5%
Apple’s iOS 15.7%
RIM’s BlackBerry 14.%
“Android is on the edge to take over as the leading smartphone operating system in 2011 after racing into the number 2 position in 2010.
Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Devices Technology and Trends team, said that by 2015, Android will still be number one with 45.4 percent of the market, but Symbian will dip to only 0.2 percent while Microsoft’s Windows Phone will be number 2 with 20.9 percent.
“Up until the launch of Windows Phone 7 last year, Microsoft has steadily lost market share while other operating systems have brought forth new and appealing experiences,” Llamas said. “The new alliance brings together Nokia’s hardware capabilities and Windows Phone’s differentiated platform.”
In early February, Nokia said it would pursue a long-term relationship with Microsoft, and make the Windows Phone 7 operating system the foundation for Nokia mobile phones. Nokia chief Stephen Elop recently said that Windows Phone-based Nokia devices are currently in the works and will be available next year.