Android will lead smartphone market in 5 years

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Analyst firm Ovum  has forecasted that the global smartphone market will grow twice in size by 2016, with Android leading the pack.


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According to the report, Android will have more than a 20 percent market share lead over Apple's iOS.

According to Ovum's forecast, smartphones will represent 40 percent of the mobile phone market between 2010 and 2016, with Asia-Pacific will be the largest region, shipping over 200 million handsets by 2016. Western Europe will have 175 million and North America will have 165 million shipments each.

By 2016, Android will have a 38 percent share in the market, Apple's iOS will have 17.5 percent, Windows Phone 7 will be close at 17.2 percent and BlackBerry trails with 16.5 percent.

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