People like numbers but not always the given data correspond to the reality because the surveys made by firms are based on the trend of the previous years, while the tech world doesn’t obey any rules. Of course, there is some regularity but no one can predict how the market will change in the coming year. In my opinion, London based research firm Ovum has introduced data that will never prove true. Anyway, my duty is to make you aware of it.
Ovum’s principal analyst, Adam Leach made a statement, according to which, 1.7 billion smartphones will be shipped in 2017. Moreover, the smartphone shipments will grow at a 24.9% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) but the overall growth will be provided also with the help of feature phones. The analyst says the entire mobile phone market will grow at 6.3% thanks to demand from emerging markets.
The research firm has also computed Android-based smartphones will take 48% of the entire market, while Apple’s iPhone will own 26.8% of it. Moreover, the firm has already calculated Windows Phone OS will be on 13% of all smartphones launched until 2017, while Canadian RIM will take the 10% of the smartphone market.
Honestly, I’d like Android to keep its positions but seeing how RIM is going down, and what stir Nokia has made due to its Lumia series handsets, it’s difficult to believe Android will lead the next five years.
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