- HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S IIII
In the first few months of 2012 Android has managed to increase its market share even more, according to the results from a research, which was quoted by Reuters. This growth has been achieved thanks to the new models of companies, such as Samsung and HTC, which keep on pressuring Nokia and Research in Motion. The results also show, that for the 12 weeks until the middle of March, Android has managed to gain impressive popularity in some of Europe’s largest markets, such as Spain, Italy and Germany. The percentage of devices, which use Google’s platform, sold in the first two countries is respectively 72% and 49% ,while in the latter it has managed to reach 62%. Apple, on the other hand, have also increased their market share in the US and UK (thanks to the 4S) , but the company is losing their positions in Europe.
- Nokia Lumia 900
Meanwhile Windows Phone is also increasing its market share, because of Nokia’s decision to use Microsoft’s OS instead of their own one. The platform’s market share in Germany has more than double – reaching 6%, and it has also increased in the US, UK, France and Italy, though, its share in those countries is currently around 3-4%. This means, that Windows Phone is finally ahead of BlackBerry OS in the States after RIM’s platform lost a huge part of its market share going down from 9% to just 3%. B. A.