Apple iOS & Android Battle for Market Share
According to Network World, Apple’s iOS is closing the gap on rival Android in the U.S. market, according to new statistics released today by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which says that the three months that ended in May 2013 saw iOS’ share of the American smartphone market grow by 3.5%.
With both overall smartphone sales and Android’s share thereof remaining steady on a year-over-year basis, the gains made by iOS represent a closing of the gap between the two top mobile operating systems – the latter platform accounted for nearly 42% of sales, while Google’s Android remained on top with 52%. Windows Phone took a distant third place, with 4.6%.
Share of the Mobile Pie
42% for Apple’s iOS; 52% for Google’s Android; 4.6% for Windows Mobile
For Apple the news is good – having gained ground despite the release of new flagship Android devices from Samsung and HTC, the bump the company is likely to get from the widely anticipated release of a new iPhone later this year could propel it even closer to parity with its main rival.
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