iOS and Android Grow at the Same Pace
According to eMarketer, approximately 121 million smartphone users lived in the U.S. in 2012. In 2014, analysts are predicting a rise to 160 million smartphone users, equating to a 32 percent increase. Android will remain the most popular smartphone operating system for the next two years with 76 million active devices forecast for 2014. iOS comes second with 63 million iPhone owners.
eMarketer expects both systems to grow at the same pace, which is close to a 45 percent increase in comparison with 2012. Windows phone likewise will gain more weight in terms of its user base. By 2014, there will be eight million Windows Phone users (+38 percent). In contrast, Blackberry is enduring a downward spiral with a user base loss of 25 percent (11.8 million users).
- Global market share held by leading smartphone vendors from 4th quarter 2009 to 2nd quarter 2014
Global market share held by smartphone vendors 2009-2014, by quarter
- Global Apple iPhone sales from 3rd quarter 2007 to 3rd quarter 2014 (in million units)
Global Apple iPhone sales 2007-2014, by quarter
- Number of apps available in leading app stores as of July 2014
Number of apps available in leading app stores as of July 2014
- Forecast: smartphone users in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2017Forecast: smartphone users in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2017
- U.S. smartphone user share 2010-2014, by operating systemU.S. smartphone user share 2010-2014, by operating system
- Forecast: number of smartphone users in the U.S. 2010-2018Forecast: number of smartphone users in the U.S. 2010-2018
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