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Three Billion Global Smartphone Installed Base Will Be Achieved in 2016

by Neil Mawston | Jul 01, 2015

According to the latest report ‘Global Smartphone Installed Base Forecast by Operating System for 88 Countries: 2007 to 2020’ from our  Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) research service, the global smartphone installed base will reach a record high in 2015 and achieve 3 billion mark in 2016. Android will maintain top spot as the world's most popular platform, followed by Apple's iOS. However, Microsoft, Firefox and Tizen will be among the fastest-growing operating systems and they will steadily chip away at Android's installed base during our forecast period.

This extensive report forecasts the global smartphone installed base, by 14 operating systems, for 88 countries worldwide, from 2007 to 2020. Almost every major country worldwide is covered, including United States, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This report can be used by operators, software developers, content developers, handset vendors, component makers, car manufacturers and other stakeholders to determine the size and growth rate of the huge global smartphone OS market. The report is available here to our clients.

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