Android: 45% of the market by 2016

ABI Research

The last year has been a run for the Android platform taking a 71% growth over the previous year 2009. Android an open source platform for the mobile world will see a steady increase atleast into the year 2016. ABI research said that of the 302 million smartphone units shipped in 2010, 69 million were Android.

Apple ios will hold onto 19% through the year 2016, and Blackberry will fall from 16% in 2010 to 14% in 2016. Windows Mobile platform will retain a 7% increase through the year 2016.

The falling shipments of the Blackberry will contribute to the fall in sales thoughout the next 5 years.

ABI also expects the smartphone market to fully increase 19% through the next 5 years. With lower cost models to get in touch with cost-conscious consumers and replace their feature phones.

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