The Android operating system is all set to be the leading mobile operating system this year itself, whereas the Nokia Microsoft deal may help Windows Phone to become the world number two mobile operating system by 2015, according to the International Data Corporation.
“Android is poised to take over as the leading smartphone operating system in 2011 after racing into the number 2 position in 2010,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Devices Technology and Trends team.
“For the vendors who made Android the cornerstone of their smartphone strategies, 2010 was the coming-out party. This year will see a coronation party as these same vendors broaden and deepen their portfolios to reach more customers, particularly first-time smartphone users,” Llamas added.
Android is likely to stay at the top spot whereas the Symbian market share will reduce to 0.2 per cent in 2015. The number two position will be captured by Windows Phone and its market share will be at 20.9 per cent, IDC has predicted.
Many technology bloggers have not taken kindly to the report, as they just cannot fathom how Windows Phone 7 may go on to become number two.
The IDC data suggests it has simply added the numbers of Symbian and Windows Phone platforms, assuming that Symbian users will migrate to the Windows platform.