A report from the research firm IDC, the Android software for mobile devices of Google was running on 75 percent of shipped smartphones during the third quarter, at the same time as it is leading over its biggest rival Apple.
The iOS of Apple widely used in its iPhones only ranked second with a market share of only fifteen percent. The new iPhone did not come out until late in the third quarter. On the other hand, Samsung Electronics Co. and other makers of Android had major launches earlier.
According to the report of IDC, gains came largely at the expense of Symbian and BlackBerry phones. Last year, Android had 58 percent compared to Apple’s iPhone at 14 percent.
The research manager for mobile phones at IDC Ramon Llamas stated that Android has been one of the primary growth engines of the smartphone market since it was released way back in 2008, and since that time, Android has efficiently surpassed the market and has taken the market share from the big competition it is in.