For the first time in the history of the smartphone market delivery devices on the Android platform fell. This is stated in the research firm ABI Research.
According to analysts, in the fourth quarter of 2014 to the world market was issued 206 million “smart” phones, controlled Android, against 217 million pieces a quarter earlier. Prior to the final three months of last year quarterly shipment of tubes on the basis of Google’s mobile OS has steadily increased.
It is interesting that there was a decline in the New Year quarter, when demand for electronics seasonally increases. However, the release of Android-smartphone decreased by 5%, what is to blame for increased markedly (90%) of delivery iPhone – to 74.5 million units from 39.3 million in July-September 2014.
As noted ABI Research analyst Nick Spencer (Nick Spencer), the pressure on Android is carried out on two fronts: in the smartphone segment of high-level boxes in iOS, in the public sector are gaining momentum gadgets running customized uncertified versions of Android – AOSP (Android Open Source Project).
In addition, the growing popularity of smartphones with Windows Phone. They were issued in the amount of 10.7 million shares at the end of the last quarter of 2014, which is 19% higher than the index of the third quarter.
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