Android and iOS Dominate Sales of Smartphones

The two operating systems Android and iOS increases market share for smartphones in 2014 and continue the dominance.

New figures from the analysis Institute IDC shows that iOS and Android covers entire 96.3% of the market for smartphones in 2014. Thus is the lead increased by 2.5 percentage points from 2013 to 2014.

Sales of smartphones in 2014 compared to the year before has risen from 1 billion. for 1.3 billion. units sold. Where some operating systems is in progress, goes the button as well for others.

The latest developments from producers

Android: With a market share of the entire 81.5% says “powered by Android” on 4 out of the 5 smartphones worldwide. There has been an increase in the number of sold Android smartphones at 32% since 2013, and with the smoke total sales in just one year to over 1 billion. devices.

Samsung triumphs also the other producers with a sale that is higher than the next five producers combined. It is the Asian producers as Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Xiaomi and ZTE, which creates growth for the Android platform.

iOS: Apple is still in possession of the operating system with the second highest market share. Despite an increase in sales at 25.6% with 192.7 million. selling iPhones, are market shares nevertheless declined 0.3 percentage points since 2013. This means that Apple is now “just” boasts of having 14.8% of market shares. Almost every 7. Smartphone running with iOS operating system.

Windows Phone: Microsoft has not yet gotten a hold of the market with their Windows Phone operating system. There has been a small annual increase in sales at 4.2%, but due to the huge sales of Android smartphones are market shares, in turn, declined. De 3.3% in 2013 have now been to 2.7% in 2014.

Blackberry: The Canadian smartphone maker has a minor crisis. The sales figure in 2013 with 19.2 million. Smartphones are now fallen nearly 70%. With only 5.8 million. selling Blackberry smartphones in 2014 is the manufacturer is now in possession of only 0.4% of the market.

View the schema of the new market shares

Operating system 2014 units sold (million) 2014 shares (%) 2013 units sold (million) 2013 shares (%) Annual change (%)
Android 1,059.3 81.5 802.2 78.7 32
IOS 192.7 14.8 153.4 15.1 25.6
Windows Phone 34.9 2.7 33.5 3.3 4.2
BlackBerry 5.8 0.4 19.2 1.9 -69.8
Other 7.7 0.6 2.3 0.2 234.8
A total of 1,300.4 million. 100% 1,018.7 million. 100% 27.7%

Ramon Llamas, who is research manager at IDC, said the following about the new figures:

“A combination of higher demand with end users, updated product portfolios and the availability of affordable units-especially for Android-upped the volume.”