In a recent study by an IT market
research firm Gartner says three out of
four of smartphones around the world are now running the Android mobile
In its report says Google’s mobile OS now
has a 72.4 per cent share of the market and it is increased from the 52.5 per
cent in a year ago and Samsung is the most prominent user of the OS.
In the second place Apple iOS stands with
around 23.5 million phones over the same period, the third quarter of 2012. That
was up from 17.3 million a year ago, but the rise was not enough to stop the
market share of the Silicon Valley company’s operating system slipping from 15
per cent to 13.9 per cent, the paper said.
the paper, the survey said the fall in Apple’s market share could have been a
result of users around the world waiting for the release of the iPhone 5 in
launch of iPhone 5, Gartner analysts expect iOS share will grow strongly in the
fourth quarter of 2012 because users held on to their replacements in many
markets ahead of the iPhone 5 wider roll out,” the firm added.