Android's global smartphone market share has peaked

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With the newest data from Strategy Analytics showing a little decline in Android's global smartphone market share, the researcher says that Google's open source OS has peaked. The data does verify Android powered handsets accounted for 84% of smartphones shipped globally within the third quarter. That is what down 1 percentage point sequentially coming from the 85% global smartphone share that belonged to Android in the next quarter.

Android's global smartphone market share has peaked

In line with Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston, barring a collapse in the amount of Apple iPhone models which are sold worldwide, the very best market share reading that Android can hope to get is 85%. Throughout the third quarter, 12 from every 100 smartphones shipped globally, was an Apple iPhone. Windows Phone snared 3% of the worldwide smartphone market within the three month period that ended in September, while BlackBerry kept a 1% share.

Despite dropping that percentage point in Q3, Google exerted more control during the Android landscape within the period. Of Android devices shipped within the third quarter, 37% were filled with a forked version of Android. That is what down coming from the 39% share that forked Android devices held within the prior quarter. That ought to mean more cash within the till for Google, since it indicates slightly more Android phones shipped with Google Search, YouTube and Google Maps on board. Google makes money from selling ads on these applications. Money is likewise made out of going for a part of sales made upon the Google Play Store. Forked versions of Android don't include Google services.

Samsung has seen its market share of Android devices decline to 25% within the third quarter, down from 35% last year. In line with Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi is taking some business far from Sammy by selling its phones for a price near cost, and making money on accessories. Samsung prices its phones higher so you can capture a better profit margin on each sale.
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