Windows Phone #1 Mobile Operating System
Are you serious? YES. But not for next 5 years.
In a report published
by IDC, the worldwide smartphone market is forecast to grow slightly more than
4.0% year over year in 2012.
According to IDC projection, while Android will be the most
shipped smartphone operating system,
Windows Phone operating system will be the emerging leader. By year
2016,IDC expects Windows Phone to be the #2 operating system with more than 19%
"Underpinning the smartphone market is the constantly
shifting OS landscape," added Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with
IDC's Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team. "Android will maintain
leadership throughout our forecast, while others will gain more mobile operator
partnerships (Apple) or currently find themselves in the midst of a major
transition (BlackBerry and Windows Phone/Windows Mobile). What remains to be
seen is how these different operating systems – as well as others – will define
and shape the user experience beyond what we see today in order to attract new
customers and encourage replacements."
Apple's iOS operating system will continue to grow but
mostly in USA and Western Europe. There will be some growth in China but it
expect to peak before 2016.