Predictions for 2018: Android's share decline International Data Corporation

Predictions for 2018: Android’s share decline International Data Corporation

Predictions for 2018: Android's share decline International Data Corporation

Platform for mobile devices, created in the Good Corporation, continues to conquer the world. More than a billion of activated devices, 50 billion downloaded apps in the store Play, the evolution of the interface in the style of Material Design, user involvement in the full ecosystem of Google – Android is at the peak of its development. Share this OS is more than two-thirds of the market and of concern to many. Including company analysts International Data Corporation (IDC), this published their own forecasts.

The smartphone market for 4 years to grow rapidly: by 2018, According to International Data Corporation, the number of Android users will increase to half a billion. However, competitor’s platform from Google also increased its audience: on iOS is expected to jump from 178 to 240 million people and the army Windows Phone will total 105 million “fighters” against the existing 35.

Android’s share decline International Data Corporation

Predictions for 2018: Android's share decline International Data Corporation

But all the numbers without an overall picture mean nothing – is only important piece of the overall size of the pie. Massachusetts analysts say the strengthening of the position of “tiled” platform: 4 years Microsoft will increase the share of its products in more than 2 times. Nevertheless, even 6% – too small to be a serious contender “Green Robot”, although the percentage will lose its user: from 82.3% to 80% in 2018.

Predictions for 2018: Android's share decline International Data Corporation

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