Smartphone sales have surpassed PC sales, worldwide. According to PC Magazine, “vendors shipped 100.9 million smartphones during the fourth quarter, according to Monday data, while IDC logged 92.1 million PC shipments during the same time period, according to IDC numbers from January.
Android is expected to consolidate the dominance they set in the market at the end of 2010, growing their current 23% market share to an authoritative 49% in 2015. “As vendors delivering Android-based devices continue to fight for market share, price will decrease to further benefit consumers” said Roberta Cozza, principal analyst at Gartner. “Android’s position at the high end of the market will remain strong, but its greatest volume opportunity in the longer term will be in the mid- to low-cost smartphones, above all in emerging markets.
Meanwhile iOS are expected to remain the second biggest platform worldwide through 2014. (Gartner)
via PC Magazine