Windows Phone to be at No 2 Slot in Smartphone OS Segment by 2015; Android Numero Uno

June 10, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There’s no dispute over the fact that Google’s Android is on top when it comes to operating systems. All focus seems to be on who will take the second slot in the segment. Though there have been many forecasts in this regard from time to time, we now get wind of what the scene would be when we reach year 2015.

In a scenario where the Nokia-Microsoft Windows Phone agreement is gaining in strength, the Finnish phone maker can be seen as fast readying hardware that would come to the market in the days to come. That has made analysts at IDC to say very confidently that Windows Phone OS will hold the number two smartphone position by 2015.

This statement comes even though there are no devices that have the capability of showing off the OS. IDC has said:

Until Nokia begins introducing Windows Phone-powered smartphones in large volumes in 2012, Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile will only capture a small share of the market as the release of Mango-powered smartphones are not expected to reach the market until late 2011. Nevertheless, assuming that Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone goes smoothly, the OS is expected to defend a number 2 rank and more than 20% share in 2015.”

We have seen analysts at other organizations come up with similar forecasts earlier.  So, now what effect does that bring to iOS? The Apple OS will have to stay contented with a number 3 slot. Even unfortunate for iOS the fact that Android has been predicted to grow its current share by 5 percent and be a major force.

We will watch how the segment behaves in the coming years now. Join us as we find out if there could be different wave.

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