Market share held by smartphone OS in Japan 2013-2019, by month

Market share held by smartphone operating systems in Japan from 2013 to 2019, by month

Market share held by smartphone OS in Japan 2013-2019, by month This statistic shows the market share held by the leading operating systems in Japan based on smartphone sales from 2013 to 2018. In December 2018, the iOS operating system had a market share of 46.4 percent, compared to the Android OS with a 52.8 percent market share.
Smartphone market in Japan - additional information

Samsung's Android was the most widely used operating system in Japan throughout most of 2016, but ended the year with a market share below that of its nearest competitor, Apple's iOS. The two rivals dominate the Japanese market, holding a share of almost 99 percent between them.

In 2017, there were an estimated 107 million mobile phone users in Japan, of which some 55 percent owned a smartphone. A further 59 percent of mobile phone owners used their device to access the internet. Overall, almost 48 percent of Japan’s total population uses a smartphone, equivalent to over 60 million people. The smartphone games market is also a growing industry in Japan, with its value expected to double to around 8 billion U.S. dollars between 2012 and 2016.
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Market share held by smartphone operating systems in Japan from 2013 to 2019, by month

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AndroidBlackBerry iOSWindowsOther
Dec '1852.8%0%46.4%0%0.8%
Nov '1857.1%0%41.9%0%1%
Oct '1860.8%0%38.4%0%0.8%
Sep '1870.6%0%28.2%0%1.2%
Aug '1867.7%0%30.7%0%1.6%
Jul '1860.8%0%37.6%0%1.6%
Jun '1855.8%0.2%42.9%0.1%1%
May '1851.6%0.1%47.5%0.1%0.7%
Apr '1855.7%0.1%43.9%0.1%0.2%
Mar '1854.8%0%44.8%0.1%0.3%
Feb '1852.8%0%47%0.1%0.1%
Jan '1848.7%0%51.1%0.1%0.1%
Dec '1744.8%0%55.2%0%0%
Nov '1748.4%0%51.5%0%0.1%
Oct '1755%0%44.8%0.1%0.1%
Sept '1766.5%0.3%33%0.1%0.1%
Aug '1767.4%0.3%31.8%0.4%0.1%
Jul '1761.4%0.3%37.9%0.3%0.2%
Jun '1755%-44.6%0.3%0.2%
May '1750.9%-48.4%-0.6%
Apr '1755.9%-43.5%-0.5%
Mar '1753.1%-45.1%1.2%0.5%
Feb '1753.9%-44.8%1.3%-
Jan '1749%-49.5%1.5%-
Dec '1644.8%0.3%54.7%0.2%-
Nov '1642.3%0.3%57%0.4%-
Oct '1647.5%-51.7%0.2%0.3%
Sep '1661.7%-37.4%0.5%0.3%
Aug '1666.7%-31.9%0.6%0.8%
Jul '1664.6%-34.1%0.6%0.6%
Jun '1661%0.2%38%0.3%0.6%
May '1658.8%0.2%40.6%0.1%0.3%
Apr '1655.7%0.3%43.2%0.1%0.7%
Mar '1651.7%0.1%46.8%0.5%0.9%
Feb '1648.2%0.1%50.2%0.5%0.9%
Jan '1648.7%0%50.3%0.5%0.5%
Dec '1544.4%1.2%54.1%0%0.3%
Nov '1544.7%1.2%53.7%0.3%0.2%
Oct '1547.7%-50.3%0.4%1.6%
Sep '1560.7%-38.3%0.5%0.5%
Aug '1564.5%0.9%33.8%0.3%0.5%
Jul '1562.9%0.9%35.1%0.1%0.9%
Jun '1554.4%0.9%42.2%-2.5%
May '1552.6%0.1%44.6%0.1%2.6%
Apr '1551.6%-45.6%0.2%2.6%
Mar '1552.3%0.7%45.1%0.4%1.4%
Feb '1547.9%0.7%49.8%0.3%1.3%
Jan '1545.4%0.7%52.4%0.2%1.3%
Dec '1438.3%0.1%60.2%0%1.4%
Nov '1442.4%0.2%53.8%0.4%0.2%
Oct '1448.1%0.6%48%0.5%2.8%
Sep '1464.5%0.5%31.3%0.9%2.7%
Aug '1470.2%0.5%27.1%0.9%1.4%
Jul '1469.3%0%28.8%1.1%0.8%
Jun '1458.8%0%39.5%0.9%0.8%
May '1447%0%51.7%1.4%0%
Apr '1443.6%9%58.4%1%0%
Mar '1441.5%0%57.6%0.9%0%
Feb '1444.8%0%54.9%0.2%0.1%
Jan '1439.6%0%59.7%0%0.7%
Dec '1330.5%0%68.7%0%0.8%
Nov '1330%0.1%69.1%0%0.8%
Oct '1336.2%0.3%61.1%0.4%1.9%
Sep '1350%0.4%47.2%0.7%1.7%
Aug '1352.3%0.3%44.5%0.7%2.3%
Jul '1350%0%49.1%0.2%0.8%
Jun '1344.6%0%53.7%0.3%1.5%
May '1346.5%0.7%49.6%0.5%2.6%
Apr '1344.4%0.8%49.8%0.6%4.4%
Mar '1346%0.7%49%0.3%3.9%
Feb '1343.6%0%52.9%0.4%3.1%
Jan '1341.9%0.4%56%0.6%1.1%
AndroidBlackBerry iOSWindowsOther
Dec '1852.8%0%46.4%0%0.8%
Nov '1857.1%0%41.9%0%1%
Oct '1860.8%0%38.4%0%0.8%
Sep '1870.6%0%28.2%0%1.2%
Aug '1867.7%0%30.7%0%1.6%
Jul '1860.8%0%37.6%0%1.6%
Jun '1855.8%0.2%42.9%0.1%1%
May '1851.6%0.1%47.5%0.1%0.7%
Apr '1855.7%0.1%43.9%0.1%0.2%
Mar '1854.8%0%44.8%0.1%0.3%
Feb '1852.8%0%47%0.1%0.1%
Jan '1848.7%0%51.1%0.1%0.1%
Dec '1744.8%0%55.2%0%0%
Nov '1748.4%0%51.5%0%0.1%
Oct '1755%0%44.8%0.1%0.1%
Sept '1766.5%0.3%33%0.1%0.1%
Aug '1767.4%0.3%31.8%0.4%0.1%
Jul '1761.4%0.3%37.9%0.3%0.2%
Jun '1755%-44.6%0.3%0.2%
May '1750.9%-48.4%-0.6%
Apr '1755.9%-43.5%-0.5%
Mar '1753.1%-45.1%1.2%0.5%
Feb '1753.9%-44.8%1.3%-
Jan '1749%-49.5%1.5%-
Dec '1644.8%0.3%54.7%0.2%-
Nov '1642.3%0.3%57%0.4%-
Oct '1647.5%-51.7%0.2%0.3%
Sep '1661.7%-37.4%0.5%0.3%
Aug '1666.7%-31.9%0.6%0.8%
Jul '1664.6%-34.1%0.6%0.6%
Jun '1661%0.2%38%0.3%0.6%
May '1658.8%0.2%40.6%0.1%0.3%
Apr '1655.7%0.3%43.2%0.1%0.7%
Mar '1651.7%0.1%46.8%0.5%0.9%
Feb '1648.2%0.1%50.2%0.5%0.9%
Jan '1648.7%0%50.3%0.5%0.5%
Dec '1544.4%1.2%54.1%0%0.3%
Nov '1544.7%1.2%53.7%0.3%0.2%
Oct '1547.7%-50.3%0.4%1.6%
Sep '1560.7%-38.3%0.5%0.5%
Aug '1564.5%0.9%33.8%0.3%0.5%
Jul '1562.9%0.9%35.1%0.1%0.9%
Jun '1554.4%0.9%42.2%-2.5%
May '1552.6%0.1%44.6%0.1%2.6%
Apr '1551.6%-45.6%0.2%2.6%
Mar '1552.3%0.7%45.1%0.4%1.4%
Feb '1547.9%0.7%49.8%0.3%1.3%
Jan '1545.4%0.7%52.4%0.2%1.3%
Dec '1438.3%0.1%60.2%0%1.4%
Nov '1442.4%0.2%53.8%0.4%0.2%
Oct '1448.1%0.6%48%0.5%2.8%
Sep '1464.5%0.5%31.3%0.9%2.7%
Aug '1470.2%0.5%27.1%0.9%1.4%
Jul '1469.3%0%28.8%1.1%0.8%
Jun '1458.8%0%39.5%0.9%0.8%
May '1447%0%51.7%1.4%0%
Apr '1443.6%9%58.4%1%0%
Mar '1441.5%0%57.6%0.9%0%
Feb '1444.8%0%54.9%0.2%0.1%
Jan '1439.6%0%59.7%0%0.7%
Dec '1330.5%0%68.7%0%0.8%
Nov '1330%0.1%69.1%0%0.8%
Oct '1336.2%0.3%61.1%0.4%1.9%
Sep '1350%0.4%47.2%0.7%1.7%
Aug '1352.3%0.3%44.5%0.7%2.3%
Jul '1350%0%49.1%0.2%0.8%
Jun '1344.6%0%53.7%0.3%1.5%
May '1346.5%0.7%49.6%0.5%2.6%
Apr '1344.4%0.8%49.8%0.6%4.4%
Mar '1346%0.7%49%0.3%3.9%
Feb '1343.6%0%52.9%0.4%3.1%
Jan '1341.9%0.4%56%0.6%1.1%
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This statistic shows the market share held by the leading operating systems in Japan based on smartphone sales from 2013 to 2018. In December 2018, the iOS operating system had a market share of 46.4 percent, compared to the Android OS with a 52.8 percent market share.
Smartphone market in Japan - additional information

Samsung's Android was the most widely used operating system in Japan throughout most of 2016, but ended the year with a market share below that of its nearest competitor, Apple's iOS. The two rivals dominate the Japanese market, holding a share of almost 99 percent between them.

In 2017, there were an estimated 107 million mobile phone users in Japan, of which some 55 percent owned a smartphone. A further 59 percent of mobile phone owners used their device to access the internet. Overall, almost 48 percent of Japan’s total population uses a smartphone, equivalent to over 60 million people. The smartphone games market is also a growing industry in Japan, with its value expected to double to around 8 billion U.S. dollars between 2012 and 2016.
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