Android Rises, While iPhone to Drop to 11% share by 2014

Posted by at 2:16 pm on September 7, 2010

IDC predicted today  Apple’s share in the smartphone will, while Android baseds phones wil lgain more marketshare.   Researchers expect the iPhone to drop from 14.7 percent today to 10.9 percent by 2014. Android would account for most of the switch, since it has overtaken the BlackBerry and claimed second place with 24.6 percent.

Nokia’s  Symbian  is  expected to fall from 40.1 percent now to 32.9 percent. IDC places optimism in Windows Phone 7 salvaging Windows Mobile and would expect it to jump three points to 9.8 percent, but this would leave Microsoft in fifth place.

The study forecasts a smartphone boom over the next few years, starting with a 55.5 percent jump this year over 2009 and a 24.5 percent increase in 2011.

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