Today, Android is taking over all other devices but according to latest news, Microsoft Windows and Apple’s iPhones are actually growing faster than the Androids especially in the U.S market. Here are the growth rates:
- In the year 2012, Android took a lead in the US market but lost in the holiday quarter.
- In February, March and April Smartphone increased their sale by 39.1 percent. In addition, in the same period in 2013 apple devices grew its sale to 41.4%.
- Windows phone always showed a positive growth and the market jumped from 3.8% to 5.6%. Moreover, these growth rates are absolutely faster and higher than the Android phones.
Windows Market Status
Android users and the former features users are switching to the windows phone. In fact, according to a report released about forty percent of the people from a feature phone switched to windows phone. Moreover, another 23% people were previously Android users. In addition, the more interesting point is that most of them were the youth. Looking at the frequent changes since last years it has been observed that windows is gaining interest in the people aging between 23-34 years.
Windows holds its positive place in the market having 1.4 % points and increasing its share in the market by 52%. Other competitors such as blackberry are losing their space and fame. Blackberry trying to recover its position by launching a few devices, but windows is holding its position tight.
Apple Market Status
Apple iPhones maintain their share in the market. Internationally it is slightly behind the Androids and has its 20% share in the global market last year. Nevertheless, Apple’s iPhones attracting US people more than the Androids.