'Mobile operating system sales to reach 632.5 million in 2012' according to visiongain report

Press Release   •   Jul 24, 2012 11:58 BST

The thriving smartphone and tablet market offers a whole range of economic opportunities for mobile operating systems. There is an ever increasing demand for connected and portable multimedia devices, and these devices need an operating system in order to function. The multimedia aspect of operating systems means that a whole host of different services, from personal assistance, business related functionality, to accessible entertainment on the go such as games, video streaming, music and social networking, can be offered from a mobile device. The tablet has blurred the line between PC and mobile, which has been a significant positive step for players in the mobile OS competitive landscape.

The mobile operating systems market is therefore forecast by Visiongain to grow over the next five years, especially in the developing world as the market is still in its growth phase. This report features a detailed analysis of the mobile operating systems landscape from the perspective of infrastructure vendors and service providers, enterprises and end users. Key supplier strategies and business models are also related in order to provide a sound basis of understanding of the current market. The reader will also find SWOT analysis and the market drivers/restraints for the mobile operating system market and some specific analysis of key industry players.

The Visiongain author of The Mobile Operating Systems Analysis 2012-2017: Who wins: Android vs. iOS vs. Windows? report commented that ‘The mobile OS market will be facing radical changes in the forthcoming years. The main issue is the fragmentation of OS’s and devices. The market is moving towards the eventual convergence of an OS that can be universally applied to all devices, smartphones, tablets and computers. Visiongain believes the OS that will dominate will be one that is interoperable and universal across all platforms’.

The report contains 161 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the mobile operating systems market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2017 in terms of sales for the global mobile devices by operating systems, as well as a breakdown for smartphone and tablet shipment by operating system. In addition, 5 regional mobile OS markets have been forecasted and analysed by Visiongain over the period 2012-2017. The report also provides profiles of 5 leading companies operating within the market, and includes an exclusive interview with a leading mobile application development company: Ebbex, providing expert insight alongside Visiongain analysis.

The report gives a holistic view of mobile operating systems market and its relevance to the mobile devices business, with a critical analysis of how key industry players can effectively leverage the market in order to get ahead of competition. The report looks at established, emerging and innovative market players, their different offerings and the current and future outlook of the mobile operating systems market on a global and regional level.

The Mobile Operating Systems Analysis 2012-2017: Who wins: Android vs. iOS vs. Windows? report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the mobile operating systems industry, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the mobile operating systems market.

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