The Rise Of iOS And Android As Smartphone Superpowers
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Apple is credited with shaping the market to its current state, and if one takes a look at all smartphones post-2007 – when the fruit company first introduced the original iPhone to the world – it’s not difficult to see the huge impact and influence of the game-changing product. Google hopped aboard the gravy train back in 2009, and hasn’t really looked back. With several hundred thousand daily activations of its mobile OS (as counted by Google Android Chief Andy Rubin), it has become the most widely-used software on the mobile platform – even leaving Apple’s iOS in its wake.
Perhaps the most interesting nugget of information is the sheer number of projected iOS and Android activations (cumulatively) by the end of this year. With both camps boasting tens of billions of app downloads, expect the figures to continue growing exponentially – particularly with Apple appearing to have moved its iPhone launch period in line with the holiday season