Based on the estimation of a market research firm Ovum named, said that smartphone shipments will continue to grow and reach 1.7 billion units in 2017.
In his estimation, a research firm based in the UK it refers to the increasing demand for smartphones in developing countries, in addition to the growth of Android, which would trigger an increase in smartphone shipments. ”
Android will dominate the smartphone market in the next five years, “says Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum told PULSAonline via Boy Genius Report. ” While Apple has to define the smartphone market since introducing the iPhone in 2007, we now seeing a sharp increase in volume shipments of Android, indicating its appeal to the leading handset manufacturers, “he added. In 2011 and Android phones berbasi won 44% of the smartphone market, increased by approximately 17% compared to the year 2010 .
According to Ovum prediction, Android’s market share will reach 48% by 2017, while Apple-IOS would be predicted to gain share pasara 27%. Adam Leach said, although it will still be behind Android in terms of sales volume, Apple will continue to be a key player and innovator in the smartphone market during the projected period.
While Microsoft, despite a slow start, according to Leach has set up the software giant’s Windows Phone as a relevant smartphone platform in 2017