Can Apple overtake Android?
Do you have a Smart Phone? Nationwide, smart phones make up 27% of the mobile phone market. If you are in business, it is almost a necessity. Today with business people wearing several hats, multi-tasking and running in and out of the office, the smart phone helps them keep up with their co-workers and clients, without staying at their desk. I know my smart phone is a business essential. Nationwide, smart phones make up 27% of the mobile phone market.
Here are some interesting facts and figures. Among the big three smart phone operating systems, RIM (Blackberry) is still number 1, but the Android platform is quickly catching up.
According to Comscore RIM had 31.6% market share in December 2010, but this was down from 41.6% in December 2009. Google's Android has 28.7% market share -- up from only 5.2% in 2009. It appears that the Android system will overtake RIM very soon.
Interestingly, Apple’s market share remained mostly flat at 25%. Will Apple's move to Verizon increase their share of the smart phone market? It appears that the Verizon users opted for the Android phone while the Apple was unavailable to them. (Rather than switch over to AT&T and the I-Phone). It will be interesting to see if Apple can pull these Verizon customers from their Android phones. And if so, will Verizon customers wait until their current plan allows them to upgrade to a new phone, or will they pay the full price and go for the Apple?