Market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that Google's Android is expected to remain as the world;s most shipped smartphone operating system for the next five years, although its market share will peak this year.
Android is expected to grow over the course of the next five years, mainly driven by Samsung sales, followed closely by other Android powered smartphones. Apple's iOS will also continue to maintain its market share thanks to its stronghold in North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and China. Although IDC has predicted its growth to remain moderate over the next five years. It also predicts that the Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will overtake Apple's iOS by the end of 2016.