Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android clearly dominate the smart phone market. But who’s winning the mobile platform wars, Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android? It’s one of the blogosphere’s favorite tech topics, but many postings usually concentrate on only one or few sides of the whole story, and make quick conclusions based on them. To understand the market situation you want to consider lots of data points.
Who’s Winning, iOS or Android? All the Numbers, All in One Place article gives you lots of data that is useful in understanding the market situation. Here are few picks from the Who’s Winning, iOS or Android? All the Numbers, All in One Placearticle.
It seems that Android is taking the market share. As you can seen on the chart below Apple’s iOS is taking most of the profits. You can also see that all of the Android profits go to Samsung (rest of smart phone manufacturers are loosing money in this business).
This is different market than PC business back in the 1990s. You, of course, are entitled to come to a different conclusion. I hope one OS system does not dominate all in the future.