“Thanks mainly to the new Lumia 900 and Nokia, Windows Phone could represent nearly 17% of the smartphones shipped in 2015, edging out Apple’s iPhone for the second-place ranking behind Android smartphones,” Matt Hamblen reports for Computerworld.
“That’s the view of analysts at IHS (formerly iSuppli) who are well aware that Windows Phone made up only 1.9% of the market for all of 2011, with Apple’s iOS at 18% and Android smartphones by all makers at 47.4%,” Hamblen reports. “(Note: Apple’s iPhone share surged to 44% in the fourth quarter, according to Nielsen and others.)”
Hamblen reports, “IHS said Thursday that Windows Phone will reach 16.7% of market share in 2015, behind first-ranked Android at 58.1% and just slightly ahead of iOS at 16.6%.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Could happen, if the courts and royalties debilitate Android to the point where Windows Phone becomes more attractive to the iPhone wannabes of the world (Samsung, HTC, etc.). We’re talking unit share here, not profit share, where Apple rules and will continue to rule regardless of the veracity of IHS’s very-much-iCal’ed prediction.