Androids, IPhone, Blackberry or Windows which is most common?
Well, I was hanging out with my friends the other day and this question came up which phone operating system is most common?, every body immediately said Android was the obvious leader followed by maybe iPhones then Blackberry!!?. So I decided to do some research and came up with a credible ranking of the most used phone os in the world, the mobile os simply means the software that your phone runs on
1. The Android: Android os from Google is the largest os installed on smart phones around the world according to the kantar world panel which conducts ongoing consumer research panels to determine market share. It covers the three months ending in July 2014 and shows percentage of smart phone sales by operating system. Android is installed on about 66.5% of the world smarts phones making it the most common os
2. IOS : Owned by Apple inc. is the second most installed in the world, with about 27% of the world smarts phones running IOS. It has the largest profits though due to aggressive pricing competitions with Android phones manufacturers.
3. Windows phone: This might come as a surprise to some but windows phone by Microsoft controls about 5.7% of the worlds smart phones making it the third most commonly used os around.
Unveiled on February 15, 2010, Windows Phone includes a user interface inspired by Microsoft’s ” Metro Design Language”. It is integrated with Microsoft services such as
OneDrive and Office, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, Xbox Live games and Bing, but also integrates with many other non-Microsoft services such as Facebook and Google accounts. Windows Phone devices are made primarily by Microsoft Mobile/Nokia, and also by HTC and Samsung.
4. BlackBerry 10: From BlackBerry, is closed sourced and proprietary, and only runs on phones and tablets manufactured by BlackBerry.
Once one of the dominant platforms in the world, its global market share was reduced to 0.4% by the end of 2014.
I should mention that different markets have their unique distribution of os for the case of Nigeria I can safely state the ranking goes thus;
This probably explains my friends perceptions that BlackBerry is the third largest os around.