Android continues mobile phone system popularity

Android is continuing to sit atop the mobile phone system tree, judging by new figures.
According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the mobile operating system commanded 68.1 per cent market share for all smartphones in the second quarter of 2012.
Indeed, the Google offering combined with the Apple iOS to power 85 per cent of all shipments of the devices in the three-month period.
This compared to falls experienced by Blackberry and Symbian, which each dipped to below five per cent.
Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with the Mobile Phone Technology and Trends programme at IDC – which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group – noted Android continued to go from strength to strength in the second quarter of the year.
Mr Llamas explained: “The market was entreated to several flagship models from Android’s handset partners, prices were well within reach to meet multiple budgetary needs.”
He added both Google and Apple are boosting the user experience by making their smartphone utilities more advanced than telephony alone.