Thursday, August 05, 2010

#Google #Android to Beat #Apple #iPhone 2012

Analysts are bullish on Google's Android operating system for smartphones eventually beating out the iPhone--this report says by 2012--but they always act like Apple will stand still and wait! Look for every major smartphone vendor to target Apple's iPhone with Android work-a-likes only to have Apple consistently outpace them with 'must-have' new capabilities. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog

Android-based smart phones (light blue) will slowly overtake Apple's iPhone, beating it by 2012, according to iSuppli.

Here is what iSuppli says about its own report: Google Inc. is expected to prevail in a key battleground for its wireless war with Apple Inc., as the smart phone market share of the Android Operating System (OS) rises to surpass that of the iPhone’s iOS in 2012, iSuppli Corp. predicts. Android will be used in 75 million smart phones by 2012, up from 5 million in 2009. Meanwhile, iOS usage will amount to 62 million in 2012, up from 25 million in 2009. This will give Android a 19.4 percent of the global market for smart phone OSes in 2012, up from 2.7 percent in 2009. In contrast, Apple’s iOS for the iPhone will see its share shrink to 15.9 percent in 2012, up from 13.8 percent in 2009. In 2014, Android’s share of global smart phone OS usage will rise to 22.8 percent, while iOS will decline to 15.3 percent...
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