Data Reveals Which Operating System Dominates Market Share / World of Digital Information

How many times have you come across people in the street glued to their smartphones? The chances are many. However, how many times have you seen these people using a smartphone other than Android or iOS. I’m pretty sure your answer has become rare by now. Android and iOS are undoubtedly two of the most massive platforms out there. The importance of the platform has only grown over the past few years and its consumer base is growing like crazy. These two platforms have been in competition since their creation. It is only a reasonable assumption that they will become increasingly popular in market share.

Data from StatCounter provides fascinating insights into how popular operating systems are performing in market share. He specifically dives into Android’s market share over the years and states that its market share has kind of peaked. According to the report, Android is stuck at 69.74% in January this year. In contrast, the platform was at a shocking 77.32% in July 2018. Almost a 7.58% drop in just a few years! The platform’s declining market share brings good news to its competitors. Concretely, iOS will benefit greatly!

Since the slight decline of Androids, iOS is easily taking its place in market share. The report draws a comparison between the two competing platforms. It indicates that the market share of iOS has increased by almost 8.17%. Previously, iOS’s market share was around 19.4% (as of July 2018), but now it stands at a surprising 27.57%. These comparisons relate to recent years. The iOS platform shows no signs of slowing down and is poised to dominate a fair share of the market share. However, it is important to note that with 71.7% (data from March 2022), Android still leads the rankings when it comes to mobile operating system market share.

How and where exactly does the iOS platform occupy the market share? The report dives into specific aspects of platform performance across regions, particularly in North America. Android remains the go-to choice in many parts of the world. However, the iOS platform managed to sneak into North America and break Android’s hold on the region. iOS is now the preferred platform in North America, as reported by users; however, it will not be easy to maintain their business as the competition with Google’s smartphone is intense.

The report states that Android is 81% and 90% dominant in the Asian and South American continents, respectively. Their competitors hold less than one percent of the market share in these particular regions. Even comparing North America, the lower percentage of Androids in the region doesn’t mean it’s on the losing end. Many experts predict that it will still be a long time before the iOS platform is finally able to break Android’s dominance across the globe. The remaining competition holding less than one percent market share will be easily wiped out by the two massive platforms competing!

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