Windows Phone #1 Mobile Operating System
Are you serious? 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.