According to a recent report from IDC, both Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS platform now account for more than 80 percent of all smartphone shipments.
The report covers the first quarter of 2012, and Android and iOS made up a total of 82 percent of all smartphones combined for the period, Android is apparently top with a total of 89.8 million devices shipped as opposed to 35.1 devices from Apple.
“The popularity of Android and iOS stems from a combination of factors that the competition has struggled to keep up with,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends program. “Neither Android nor iOS were the first to market with some of these features, but the way they made the smartphone experience intuitive and seamless has quickly earned a massive following.”
In third place is Symbian with a total of 10.4 million devices shipped, closely followed by RIM’s BlackBerry OS with a total of 9.7 million units shipped, next us is Linux with 3.5 million units shipped and Windows Phone sits at 3.3 million units shipped.
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