2016: iOS and Android dominate the smartphone market, Windows and BlackBerry worse

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The latest results of research by Gartner reveal that the smartphone market continues to be dominated by two giants who have long imposed themselves: iOS and Android . The two operating systems, combined, reach 99.1% of world market share in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 2.3% over the same period last year.

Android holds the title of most widely used operating system for smartphones, with a market share of ‘86.2% in the second quarter of the year, and increased by 4 percentage points compared to last year. In second place we find iOS, but down from 14.6% last year to 12.9% in 2Q16 . Windows and BlackBerry smartphones instead always sell less, coming to market share by 0.6% and 0.1% respectively.

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2 thoughts on “2016: iOS and Android dominate the smartphone market, Windows and BlackBerry worse

  1. Why is iOS in the headline?

    Shouldn’t be “Android dominates the smartphone market”?

    Apple iOS is 12.9 and falling.

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