IDC: Android system continues to dominate the smartphone market and tablet computers




New data from the “IDC” IDC market research firm showed that the Android operating system is still continuing its dominance in the smartphone market, which is witnessing total, slow growth.

According to the company, “IDC” Monday that the total smartphone operating system Android shipments expected to reach 1.06 billion by the end of this year, Google developed his company gives control of the smartphone market this year, a rate of 82.3 percent.

The company added that any or feed the operating system for Apple comes in second place, a rate of 13.8 percent with shipping 178 million units, while the Windows Phone system Microsoft’s estimated rate of 2.7 percent with shipping 35 million phone.

Considered “IDC” in a press statement that the outlook is particularly grim for systems of emerging competition on the Square mobile devices. She said, “with the dominance of the Android system, it is not yet possible to new operating systems such as Tizen and Firefox competition in terms of price alone – any underdog operating system must bring a radically different advantages to gain any real attention.”

Expects “IDC” to inform the smart phone shipments worldwide approximately 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26 percent compared to 2013. However, growth is expected to slow significantly in 2015.

The company expects that the total shipments during the next year, 1.4 billion, an annual increase of 12 percent. The estimated “IDC” that this slowdown will continue to grow until 2018 at least.

The data are based on the company “IDC” calculated on actual shipments so far this year and the forecast until the end.

Last week, the research firm revealed its forecast for market tablet PCs, and found that for the first time, will decrease annual Apple shipments of computers iPad tablet by about 13 percent, while at the same time, will continue to computers Android control over the market, with shipping 160 million units in all Yet around the world share is estimated at 67.7 percent.

They expected the company “IDC” a similar scenario for the sector of smart phones, and said that, by the end of 2018, will bring the total Android phones shipments worldwide to 1.5 billion units, with a market share of 80 percent, while the fall portion of any system or feed slightly to 12.8 percent, but total shipments Saagafr to 240 million units.

Of course, when it comes to dominate the market, the number of shipments is not everything. And will bring the total smart phone industry revenue alone devices in 2014 approximately 382.9 billion dollars, and Saagafr this figure to 451.8 billion dollars in 2018.

With the arrival of expectations Android phones shipments to 80 percent by 2018, but the operating system will be accounted for 61 percent of the smart phone industry revenues this year, while the EOS system will be about 34 percent of revenue, although the prevalence of the system will appreciate the time by only 13 percent.

Looking ahead, see the “IDC” that customers should also expect lower prices for all smart phones. With an average selling price of a smartphone this year to $ 297, the company says that this amount will drop to $ 241 by 2018, when emerging markets become of paramount importance for vendors area.


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