IDC says that Apple's iOS shares are declined in 2Q13 as no new product is launched this year. Android maintains its leadership position by holding huge 79.9% shares in worldwide smartphone operating system market.
IDC reports worldwide smartphone OS market share results for second quarter of 2013. Apple shares are declined as 3.4% down fall is seen for iOS market. However Android remains on top with 10.2% more shares than Q2 of 2013. A total of 236.4 million smartphones were shipped in 2Q13 which are 51.3% more than the 156.2 million shipped in same quarter of last year.
Google's Android is the major OS running on 79.3% smartphones worldwide. It actually leaves Apple far behind in smartphone OS market share. Apple accounts 31.2M smartphones to run iOS on them in this year's Q2. This amount was less in 2Q12 as just 26M smartphones run iOS. But when we look at the global share figures, iOS goes down in 2Q13 with 13.2% shares which are 16.6% in 2Q12.
IDC's Mobile Phone team Research Manager, Ramon Llamas, said, "The iOS decline in the second quarter aligns with the cyclicality of iPhone. Without a new product launch since the debut of the iPhone 5 nearly a year ago, Apple’s market share was vulnerable to product launches from the competition. But with a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share."
Windows phone OS shares are improved from 3.1% to 3.7%, now running on 8.7M devices globally. While the remaining three operating systems saw a down trend in worldwide smartphone market share. BlackBerry saw a major downfall with 2.9% shares, exactly 2 percent down from 4.9% of last year. Number of devices using BB OS are also lessened 7.7 M to 6.9M now. Linux shares are also declined by 1%, now holds just 0.8%. Symbian goes down to by 4% and now holds only 0.2% shares.