BlackBerry's market share in its backyard slips to 15%
While Android has the lead in the country, iOS takes over when you look at the market share of those in Canada sporting a smartphone and a tablet. Canadians with both devices favor iOS (55%), followed by Android (37%), and BlackBerry (10%).
Not surprisingly, smartphone ownership in Canada tends to lean toward the young and affluent. Smartphone penetration in Canada hit the 75% mark last December as opposed to the 62% reached in December 2012. The total number of mobile subscribers in the country rose 5% last year and now numbers more than 23 million Canadians.
So what are all of those Canadians doing with their mobile devices? Watching video, apparently. The number of Canadians using their mobile phone or tablet to view movies or television shows rose 33% last December, from the year before.
BlackBerry's market share is down to 15% in its home country
1. Android is the top mobile OS in the country
3. Smartphone penetration in Canada hits 75%
source: comScore via MobileSyrup
1. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
And the decline continues. Just sell off the assets already
10. Johnnokia (Posts: 568; Member since: 27 May 2012)
They will do this once the cash hemorrhage stop.
Chen most do this.
I think Microsoft will buy BlackBerry and get the benefit of security software system.
15% marketshare still good though
17. sgodsell (Posts: 1446; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Why would Microsoft buy blackberry. And not Google or any other OEM. In fact Blackberry can already run Android apps.
2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Microsoft should buy this company as well..
3. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
"While Android has the lead in the country, iOS takes over when you look at the market share of those in Canada sporting a smartphone and a tablet. Canadians with both devices favor iOS (55%), followed by Android (37%), and BlackBerry (10%)."
No we wont....we will focus on the charts that listed, what the article is about....which is smartphone only. If thats the case....iOS overall will always be leading Android overall.
If this is the case....is iOS on iPod Touches? If so....It will extremely one sided. Lets let the separate markets speak for themselves...
Apple has no problem separating them for iPod touches, had no problem separating it for tablets.
4. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Reading comprehension fail on my part....has happened a few times in the past week
But...this is kinda confusing without the chart. I need to read the sources more...
5. networkdood (Posts: 6327; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Ahhh...it is fine...you can tell a pro Apple writer when he throws in extra stats that no one cares about..eventually Android will lead in tablets over in Canada..it is just a matter of time before people wake up...
6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1523; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
C'mon, it's just a side fact... No reason to get so butthurt.
18. sgodsell (Posts: 1446; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Tablets sold in 2013. Android sold 120 million, Apple sold 70 million iPads, Windows sold 4 million.
7. verty (Posts: 114; Member since: 07 May 2012)
I still don't understand the fake irritating obsession with ios. There is nothing spectacular about the OS. Yesi t blazed a trail but truly it has been blazed out. Let us rest please..... and don't paint ios as a top dog when it's a rather boring OS.
8. Ashoaib (Posts: 2436; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
I kept iphone 2 1/2 years, indeed ios is boring
16. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
More like confusing and irr attain and looks messy.
15. verty (Posts: 114; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Lol. I do agree. I found it adequately boring.
11. jellmoo (Posts: 704; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
In the Montreal area I would say it's pretty predominantly iPhones, at least from my experience. Samsung devices would come in second.
But even in my household, there's a mix and match. I use a Moto X, my wife an iPhone. I've been using a 2012 Nexus 7 for a while and just picked up an iPad Mini 2. There isn't a ton of use getting religiously tied to a particular platform.