Android is dominating and iOS is holding it’s position is pretty much what you get from the Q2 2012 smartphone IDC numbers released today.
Symbian suffered it’s deepest year-over-year drop ever. Still managing to hold it’s position just above Windows Phone. BlackBerry OS also took a sharp decline as RIM tries to get their BB10 OS ready for early 2013.
Windows Phone 7/ Windows Mobile narrowed the gap between itself and BlackBerry last quarter in its bid to become the number 3 mobile OS in terms of market share. The share gains it made last quarter are due mostly to Nokia, which almost doubled its Lumia/Windows Phone shipments sequentially. Though it’s closing in on the third spot, Windows Phone is still a distant competitor to Android and iOS. Microsoft will need to generate additional momentum from Windows Phone 8 devices, which will be introduced this fall, if it is to narrow the share gap further between itself and the three mobile OS leaders. – IDC
IDC has been positive about Windows Phone and predicting it to be world second largest smartphone OS by 2015. While Windows Phone is indeed nearing the gap to be 3rd largest smartphone OS in the world the real task is getting more in level with iOS numbers.
Windows Phone 8 likely being the first OS that can actually give tools for that. It’s then Nokia’s task like it has been on Windows Phone 7.X to bring drool worthy hardware to the table.