Jul 25, 2012

Smart phone usage and its customers are increasing tremendously day by day. In 2012, statistics shows that Android is now the most used mobile OS platform used worldwide. After calculation of Android usability, the majority of mobile network worldwide, with 47% compared to iOS’s 29%. The entire mobile industry has become the battling ground for Apple, Microsoft and Google with their iOS6, Windows phone and Android operating systems respectively.

According to survey done, here are some of the highlights that they have discussed regarding the smart phone usage and news about their OS:

  • 80% of humans own a mobile phone
  • There are about 91.4 million smartphone in the United States alone
  • Out of the 5 billion mobile phones in the world, 1.08 billion are smartphones
  • Android has the highest market share with 46.9% and the iPhone has 28.7%
  • A higher percentage of Android users are below the age of 34 in comparison to iPhone users
  • People between the ages of 25 and 34 are more likely to own a smartphone (62%) than any other age group
  • Android users consume more data on a monthly basis (582MB) compared to users of other mobile operating systems
  • iPhone users download more apps on a monthly basis (48) when compared to users of other mobile operating systems

582 mbps/month
492 mbps/month
317 mbps/month
127 mbps/month

Market Share

Android has continued to be the pioneers with 47%, and retains its crown as the most-used smartphone OS during Q3 2011. Still when it comes to the hardware, Apple’s iPhones are used by a full 29% of all smartphone customers, making them the top manufacturer for yet another quarter. In this, RIM’s Blackberry OS has slowly begun to fade away. There was a time when RIM’s total market share was more than 20% which slowly came down to 17%. Similarly windows phone not able to make a great impact in the smart phone huge market.

Still the question remains the same, who are the leaders? Mobile Technology is a faced paced changing affair. Today if Androids are the market leaders you never know who the next is. Customers intend to use products which fulfill their needs and expectations. So, let’s see who are the next players joining the battle field of mobile OS in the market.

Growth of mobile devices worldwide bring a huge opportunity for mobile application development companies because without mobile apps mobile devices are not worthfull.


  1. Great post and good record you have posted here about mobile OS.


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