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July 19, 2012

Windows Mobile will be No 2 Mobile OS ,by 2016

IDC projects Android will remain the most shipped smartphone operating system over the course of the five-year forecast though its share will peak this year. Increasingly, its share and growth will be driven by Samsung sales. 

iOS will continue its impressive run thanks to strong iPhone 4S momentum in North America, Western Europe, and Asia/Pacific, specifically China, this year. Growth will moderate over the five-year forecast given the large installed base Apple has accumulated, which means more of its addressable market will be on replacement cycles.Although a small market share decline is expected, IDC expects significant overall shipment volume growth to continue through 2016.
Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile will gain share despite a slow start. Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile will be aided by Nokia’s strength in key emerging markets. IDC expects it to be the number 2 OS with more than 19% share in 2016, assuming Nokia’s foothold in emerging markets is maintained.
There will continue to be a market for BlackBerry OS-powered devices, despite Research In Motion’s current woes. This is true in emerging markets, for example, where users are looking for affordable messaging devices.
The death knell of Symbian as a widely-used smartphone OS was sounded last year when Nokia said all of its smartphones would eventually be powered by Windows Phone OS. This announcement precipitated an Osborne-like effect that resulted in a sharp decline in Symbian’s market share.

 IDC expects Symbian-powered smartphone shipments to all but cease by 2014. Clearly, Nokia and Microsoft need to quickly switch Symbian OS user allegiances to Windows Phone 7 in order to maintain relevancy in the smartphone race.

November 1, 2011

With 24% MarketShare Samsung is The New No 1

Global   Smartphone  Vendor Shipments      (Million  of Units)     Q3 ’10    Q3 ’11
     Samsung                                                       7.5      27.8
     Apple                                                            14.1      17.1
     Nokia                                                            26.5      16.8
      Others                                                         32.9      55.3
       Total                                              81.0     117.0

  Global    Smartphone   Vendor           Marketshare %                            Q3 ’10    Q3 ’11

      Samsung                                                       9.3%     23.8%
        Apple                                                             17.4%     14.6%
        Nokia                                                             32.7%     14.4%
        Others                                                           40.6%     47.3%
             Total                                                              100.0%    100.0%

Total Growth Year-over-Year %                                           86.5%     44.4%

Strategy Analytics says Samsung “shipped” 28 million smartphones versus Apple’s 17.1 million.

So  has The Age of  Aplple’s iPhone come to an end Finally ? Samsung is the world’s biggest smartphone dealer, beating Apple soundly in the third quarter of this year, according to data compiled by Strategy Analytics.
 According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 44 percent annually to reach a record 117 million units in the third quarter of 2011. Samsung overtook Apple to claim top spot as the world’s number one smartphone vendor.
Tiny caveat by BusinessInsider report : In its earnings release Apple says it sold 17.1 million smartphones. We don’t think Samsung is stuffing 11 million smartphones in the channel to take the top spot, but it’s worth making a note of the distinction in language.
Samsung shipped 28 million Smartphones and overtook Apple to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume with 24 percent market share. Samsung’s rise has been driven by a blend of elegant hardware designs, popular Android services, memorable sub-brands and extensive global distribution. Samsung has demonstrated that it is possible, at least in the short term, to differentiate and grow by using the Android Ecosystem
According to Strategy Analytics, “After just one quarter in the top spot, Apple slipped behind Samsung to second position and captured 15 percent share. Apple’s global smartphone growth rate slowed to just 21 percent annually in Q3 2011, its lowest level for two years. 
“Nokia reached 14 percent global smartphone share in Q3 2011, more than halving from 33 percent in Q3 2010. The transition from Symbian to Microsoft as Nokia’s main smartphone platform has clearly been a very challenging process this year. The recent launch of the new Microsoft Lumia portfolio has helped to raise Nokia’s profile, and Nokia will be hoping the partnership with Microsoft can drive at least an L-shaped recovery in its global smartphone market share over the next few months.”


October 20, 2011

The State of Technology 2.0 : The Coming Consumer Shift

 Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker is better than anybody at summarizing the state of the technology business through slideshow presentations.
She’s about to do it again at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco.
Here’s her latest presentation, which you can also download from Slideshare.

September 14, 2011

Europe Smartphone Handset Market Share For Android Devices

In July 2011, nearly 1 in 4 smartphone users in EU5 reported using smartphones running on the Google Android platform. HTC had the highest market share among mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), accounting for 34.6 percent of Android devices used across the region in this period, followed closely by Samsung with 31.7 percent of Android devices
 ComScore has released its latest figures which show Symbian is still the most popular operating system with 37.8% of this part of the European market. Android is second with 22.3%. But it’s the gains and losses over the last year that tells the story. Symbian’s share has fallen by 16.1% while Android’s has risen by 16.2

In July 2011, 19.7 million EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) smartphone owners were using devices running on Google’s Android operating system.  The largest number of owners came from the UK with 6.3 million, followed by France (4.5 million) and Germany (4 million). Across the region, HTC had the highest market share (34.6 percent) among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) producing handsets that run on Android.
A closer look at the individual countries shows HTC and Samsung leading in device share for various markets.
In the UK, HTC accounted for more than 50 percent of Android devices in use, a significantly higher percentage than other markets. While Samsung manufactured the second largest share of Android devices in the UK, it accounted for less than half of HTC’s share (21.6 percent).
 However, in all other EU5 countries, Samsung was the preferred device manufacturer for Android users, with a 42.3 percent market share in France and greater than 30 percent market share in Germany, Italy and Spain. Sony Ericsson emerged as the third most popular Android device across all markets, except for Italy where LG ranked third with a 1.8 percentage point lead.

The Symbian operating system used by Nokia for smartphones remains by far the most popular in the five European Union countries (EU5) of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The effect has been to allow Android to leapfrog Apple’s iOS (20.3% up 1.2%) into second place. RIM Blackberry (9.4% up 1.5%) and Microsoft (6.7% down 4.8%) bring up the rear in a market that continues to grow fast. ComScore’s statistics show that for three month to July 2011, there were 88.4 million smartphone subscribers across the EU5, a rise of 44% on the previous year.