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April 2, 2012

Android Platform To Make Windows Devices History by 2016




Android continues to lead the smartphone market in the U.S., with 48 percent of smartphone owners saying they owned an Android OS device. Nearly a third (32.1%) of smartphone users have an Apple iPhone, and Blackberry owners represented another 11.6 percent of the smartphone mark
et. Among recent acquirers who got their smartphone within the last three months, 48 percent of those surveyed in February said they chose an Android and 43 percent bought an iPhone
Devices based on Apple's iOS operating system will also gain during the period, to 17.3 percent of the market, from 14.6 percent in 2011. Overall, 916 billion smart connected devices were shipped in 2011, generating $489 billion in revenue, IDC reported.This year, it predicted shipments would reach 1.1 billion, and by 2016, 1.84 billion.



The above chart shows the number of apps in the Apple App Store (red) versus Android Market (green).
Windows will lose its place as the dominant computing platform over the next four years, supplanted by ARM-based devices running Google's Android operating system, according to a report fromIDC.A "dramatic shift" will take place, IDC says, with the market share of Windows devices based on the x86 architecture dropping to 25.1 percent in 2016, a significant slide from 35.9 percent in 2011.Meanwhile, devices running Android will see their share grow to a market-leading 31.1 percent in 2016, up from 29.4 percent in 2011.
Meanwhile, devices running Android will see their share grow to a market-leading 31.1 percent in 2016, up from 29.4 percent in 2011.Devices based on Apple's iOS operating system will also gain during the period, to 17.3 percent of the market, from 14.6 percent in 2011. Overall, 916 billion smart connected devices were shipped in 2011, generating $489 billion in revenue, IDC reported.This year, it predicted shipments would reach 1.1 billion, and by 2016, 1.84 billion.



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 phones and tablets are "showing slow erosion of interest levels" from developers according to a new report from IDC's Appcelerator. Appcelerator got responses from 1,869 developers on which platforms were they were "very interested" in developing for