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Technology news statistics show iOS smartphone shares dropping

At the same time, Android seems to be snatching up every bit of territory lost by Apple.

With an extremely broad range of different mobile devices now available around the world, technology news headlines have been placing a growing focus on the shares that are held by the various top operating systems, particularly iOS and Android.Technology News - iOS Shares Dropping

Every year, it appears that Android is taking a little bit more of the share, while iOS slowly slides.

As smartphones improve their penetration in countries all over the world, the broader availability of mobile devices based on Android, and their general better affordability has ensured that the latest technology news has been an ever growing overall market share for smartphones based on that operating system. It has also helped to ensure that Android is able to maintain its position in the dominant spot.

Recent technology news research has shown that in the United States, Android is headed upward.

Kanatar Worldpanel has just released the results of some of its latest research, which has shown that from December 2012 to December 2013, the Android market share in the United States increased to 50.6 percent, which represents a rise of 4.4 percent. Comparatively, iOS smartphones saw a drop in their total share, to bring it to 43.9 percent, which represents a loss of 5.8 percent during that same span of time.

The gap in the market share is even greater in the parts of the globe where Apple hasn’t yet truly established any significant foothold, and where Android is by far the leader. Many Asian and European countries are greatly dominated by Android and, despite attempts that Apple has made to crack into those regions, it has never managed to make its way in with most consumers, particularly among those whose financial resources are limited.

Two solid examples of the growth that Android has been making are in China and Spain. According to the Kantar technology news, there was a growth in China’s market share from 2012 to 2013 that brought it to 78.6 percent. In Spain, the figure was 86.2 percent. Previously, Apple has been focusing on the markets in North America over those in Asia and Europe, which is likely a major contributor in the market share difference.

Technology news made by Windows smartphones as they gain on competition

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The closing of the gap between the Microsoft operating system and iOS and Android has surprised many.

The most recent technology news report has been released based on the research conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which has indicated that Windows is continuing to make promising gains within the smartphone market.

The operating system still represents only a small percentage of smartphone sales, but it is growing.

Even though the Windows smartphone market share in terms of sales was only 5.6 percent during this year’s first quarter – according to the Kantar findings – this still represented an important growth of 1.9 percent over the market when compared to the same time in 2012. This is a sizeable increase in a market where the dominant players have a very firm hold on their territory.

The technology news still shows that almost half of all smartphones sales are of Android devices.

This latest technology news statement showed that 49.3 percent of all smartphone sales are devices run on the Android operating system. This makes it, by far, the leader in the market. At the same time, though, that operating system saw only a small growth in the first quarter of 2013 when compared with the first quarter of 2012. Furthermore, its current rate of growth has dropped when compared to the three months that ended at the close of February. It fell by 1.9 percent.

iOS is continuing to hold its second place position, as per this technology news. It still has 43.7 percent of the smartphone sales. That said, the sale of devices based on this operating system have also dropped, as they were down throughout the entire length of the first quarter of the year.

According to Mary-Ann Parlato, a Kantar analyst, “As iOS and Android continue to battle it out for top selling smartphone OS, we have seen Windows steadily grow over the past year and is now at its highest sales share figure so far.” She went on to add to her technology news statement by saying that it appears that Windows is growing in strength through its appeal to first time smartphone buyers.