New figures released by research and analysis firm IHS, have predicted that Windows Phone will account for 16.7 per cent of smartphones shipped globally by 2015 by market share. This ranks the operating system above Apple’s iOS, at 16.8 per cent by a slight margin, but a margin none the less, and Android in the runaway lead at 58.1 per cent.
In the second quarter of 2011 Nokia fell into the third place in the market, behind Samsung and Apple. With the boost from its match with Microsoft and the upcoming release of the 4G LTE Lumia 900, this could be the moment for Nokia to once again become a force to be reckoned with.
The author of the his report, Wayne Lam, believes this pairing is just the boost Nokia and Microsoft need to gain and reclaim market share; “Combined with Nokia’s efforts to drive the development of the Windows Phone ecosystem, the Lumia 900 and its successors will help Microsoft to reclaim its No. 2 ranking in smartphone operating system market share in 2015.”
Lam continues; “Although Nokia is not the only seller of Windows Phone smartphones, the company is expected to dominate the market, accounting for 50 percent of all Microsoft OS-based handsets sold in 2012. The company’s share then is set to rise to 62 percent in 2013. Nokia’s portion of the market will begin to decline in 2014, as other companies increase their sales of Windows Phone products.”
You can find IHS table of results below: