Google’s Android operating system loses 8% market share in five years, report says



Tech giant Google’s Android has lost 8% of its global OS market share in five years, however, at least 70% of phones still run on the Android OS, according to a new report

According to StockApps, 7 out of 10 phones run on the Android operating system, while two out of the other three are more likely to be powered by iOS.

Sometimes one of these three will use one of the other lesser-known operating systems. However, Android’s dominance is under increasing pressure from other players if we rely on market data, according to the report.

StockApps said it provided data showing that Android’s global dominance in the operating system space is gradually shrinking. Its global market share in January 2022 was 69.74%. On the other hand, the OS held a market share of 77.32%, the highest ever recorded, in July 2018. Thus, it has sold 7.58% of its stake over the past five years.

The available data show that the dominance of OS is geographical.

For example, 84% of all smartphones in Africa are Android-based. iOS accounts for around 14% of devices on the continent, while Samsung, Nokia and KaiOS share the remaining around 2%.

A similar situation occurs in Europe, where Android OS has a market share of 69.32%. iOS records better prospects here than in Africa, as it runs 30% of all phones here. Again, Samsung, Nokia and other developers have to contend with a miserly one percent market share.

The Asian and South American continents have Android dominating at 81 and 90 percent, respectively. iOS’s share here is 18% in Asia and 10% in South America. Other operating system developers share less than one percent of the telephony market on the two continents.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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