Dear, Gartner, you just don't learn do you? Seven months ago, the company was drawing a rosy future for Symbian, forenaming it the top mobile OS for 2014 with some 30% share. Well, now it has decided to peek into the future of the mobile industry all the way into 2015 and here's what the analysts found: actually, Android is to dominate the market grabbing a nearly 50% portion, while at the same time Symbian's share will shrink to 0.1%. Uh oh! On the other hand, Windows Phone, adopted by Nokia for its main platform, will outscore iOS by 2.3% with a share of 19.5% in 2015, according to the latest prognosis.
The forecast – of course – is no palm-reading, but taking into account that less than two months ago, such a prediction would have seemed wildly extravagant, we would take this one with extra caution. Even more so, given Gartner's expectations for iOS, which the analysts expect to reach a peak next year and fall down to 17.2% by 2015. Gartner's numbers come close to those in a recent report by tech oracle IDC, which foretold a market share of 45% for Android and of 0.2% for Symbian in 2015. So with that in mind, why don't you bring out your own magic ball and give us your predictions in the comments below?