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The Global Smartphone Installed Base will Grow 11% YoY in 2017

by Yiwen Wu | Dec 20, 2016

According to the newly published report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) services, Global Smartphone Installed Base Forecast by Operating System for 88 Countries: 2007 to 2022, the global smartphone installed base will grow 11% YoY in 2017. The global 3 billion and 4 billion smartphone installed base marks will be reached in 2016 and in 2019, respectively.

Android will maintain top spot as the world's most popular platform, followed by Apple's iOS. Tizen's momentum has been softened and we forecast a flavor of China's own home-developed smartphone operating system will likely emerge from roughly 2018 onwards.

This extensive report forecasts the global smartphone installed base, by 14 operating systems, for 88 countries worldwide, from 2007 to 2022. 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.

WSS clients please click here to access the full report.

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