Hardly anyone doubts that Android and iOS are the two dominant mobile operating systems, but actual data of analyst firm Gartner prove it, in a peremptory manner. It turns out that 99.6% of all smartphones sold in the last quarter of 2016, working with one of the two platforms.

This is an absolute fact for some time (in the second quarter of 2015 the value was 96.8%), but is always impressive and even slightly startling to see how Google and Apple continue to tighten its grip around the mobile market.

From a total of 432 million smartphones sold in the last four months of 2016, 352 million (81.7%) come with Android, and 77 million (17.9%) work with iOS.


Worldwide smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. (Thousands of units.) Stats: Gartner

But what happens to other players in the market? Windows Phone somehow managed to retain only 0.3% of the market, while the share for BlackBerry is now practically 0%, in other words so negligible that it can’t be measured.

And if today this factual situation it seems logical and unavoidable, let us recall that three years ago, precisely Gartner predicted that the mobile OS of Microsoft will replace iOS in market share in 2017, and BlackBerry would still be up to date or even a small player.

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