Gartner predicts Android domination, Windows Phone to top iOS in sales by 2015

Gartner predicts Android domination, Windows Phone to top iOS in sales by 2015

Dear, Gartner, you just don't learn doyou? Seven months ago, the company was drawing a rosy future forSymbian, forenaming it the top mobile OS for 2014 with some 30%share. Well, now it has decided to peek into the future of the mobileindustry all the way into 2015 and here's what the analysts found:actually, Android is to dominate the market grabbing a nearly 50% portion, whileat the same time Symbian's share will shrink to 0.1%. Uh oh! On the otherhand, Windows Phone, adopted by Nokia for its main platform, willoutscore iOS by 2.3% with a share of 19.5% in 2015, according to the latest prognosis.

The forecast – of course – is nopalm-reading, but taking into account that less than two months ago,such a prediction would have seemed wildly extravagant, we would takethis one with extra caution. Even more so, given Gartner'sexpectations for iOS, which the analysts expect to reach a peak nextyear and fall down to 17.2% by 2015. Gartner's numbers come close tothose in a recent report by tech oracle IDC, which foretold a marketshare of 45% for Android and of 0.2% for Symbian in 2015. So with that in mind, whydon't you bring out your own magic ball and give us your predictionsin the comments below?

source: Gartner (forecast #1 vs forecast #2) via Mashable


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