Nokia is no longer the king of the market, and its market share has declined to 25%, what it was in 1997. Even though it is the world’s leading handset maker, its popularity has hit a new low, according to the new global phone handset figures. “Its market share declined 5.5% points year-on-year, and its share has reached its lowest since 1997”, Gartner said in a study.
Android became the most popular smartphone operating system worldwide in the first quarter of 2011, while Apple’s market grew. The overall mobile phone sales were at a total of 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, a 19% increase from 2010. Smartphone sales added 100.8 million, almost double of the 54.4 million in Q-I, last FY. They account for 23.6% of mobile phone sales, an 85% increase since the first quarter of 2010, reported Gartner.
With any small or large businesses; winning and losing are part of the game. It is really hard to find one company that either steadily grows or steadily decays in growth; there always will be bit of ups and downs on the path. But we are not either worried or talking about all those companies out there, but Microsoft. Why? Because it is one of the biggies that influences our day to day lives and also is an important part of our business and personal lives.
Microsoft had recently released many products of which some of them got great applaud from the crowd, but some others didn’t make it. You know, it is with all business, when you launch a product not everyone likes it. And not every product you launch goes viral and talked by people.
During their Microsoft’s MIX ’11 conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced their upcoming release of Mango, the new Windows Phone OS. Mango is expected this fall. Mango will be Microsoft’s offering to finally compete with the more robust operating systems currently dominating the market — finally bringing features already popular in the market like multitasking.