Friday, November 22, 2013

Cheap Android-smartphones practically superseded Symbian OS - RIA Novosti

The operating system Android, archival photo

MOSCOW, November 22 – RIA Novosti. In the third quarter of 2013, Android operating system and cheap smartphones at its base firmly in place, almost completely displacing the Symbian operating system with Nokia, writes – IT-Portal of sites RIA Novosti >>

According to the report

MTS, for the year sales of smartphones running on the operating system Android, increased from 64% in the third quarter of 2012 to 75.6% in the third quarter of 2013. Growth compared to the second quarter of 2013 was 4.4 percentage points Rising popularity Android smartphone is due to a large number of devices available that are of interest for different target audiences.

third quarter of 2013 marked the sunset era of the operating system Symbian. For the year compared with the third quarter 2012 sales Symbian-devices in Russia decreased by 35 times. In July-September this year, only 0.3% of smartphones sold in Russia to work on this system, while the previous year – 10.7%. During the year ten times decreased and the number of devices with the operating system Bada from Samsung – in the third quarter to only 1.3% of smartphones sold in Russia working on Bada (previous year – 11,7%).

place in the product line Symbian Nokia Asha took operating systems and Windows Phone – a first for the series of budget smartphones Asha, the second – for the more expensive series Lumia. This approach allowed us to keep the Nokia smartphone market share at 14.6% against 16.7% a year ago, demonstrating the lowest of the leaderboard rankings last year rate of decline in market share in Russia. While at the same Samsung has declined from 43.6% to 28.3%, from Sony – from 9.3% to 6.8%, and HTC – from 7.9% to 6.3%.

share of leading players in the smartphone market in Russia is declining amid growing interest in inexpensive products second-tier companies (B-brands). Per year (third quarter of 2012 – the third quarter of 2013) the total share of Samsung and Nokia declined by 17.4 percentage points – From 60.3% to 42.9%. Their place was taken by the company to increase its share Explay, ZTE, Philips, Alcatel, Huawei and Lenovo.

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