The market is hot, and Microsoft just officially made it into the smartphone market charts with a one percent marketshare. Android is just under 50 percent, with the iPhone taking 19 percent, and Blackberry, Symbian and WebOS rounding things out.
Although the smartphone market itself has grown by 73 percent in the last year, Microsoft’s user share has dropped by about half over the same period. Canalys VP and principal analyst Chris Jones discussed Apple’s market success, stating that “It’s an impressive success story, given that Apple has only been in the smart phone market for four years. With the next-generation iPhone anticipated in Q3, it’s likely that Apple’s position will grow even stronger in the second half of the year.”