Up until now there has really only been two players in the fight for Smartphone Operating System top spot. Android commands the market with iOS following behind with its hardened followers. This could be set to change over the coming years with market analysts placing Windows Phone in the top three on the run up to 2015.
According to a report by ZD Net, IHS iSuppli wireless communications senior analyst, Wayne Lam, puts this down to the positive response received by Nokia’s Lumia 900 after its CES unveil. As Francis Sideco senior principal analyst stated, “the introduction of the Lumia 900 shows that Nokia believes the road back to smartphone dominance runs through North America.”
Figures recorded as of November last year showed that Google had near half of the OS customer base at 46.9 percent with Apple commanding 28.7 percent to secure second place. But predictions on the run up to 2015 are set to change, moving Microsoft from 4th place up into the top 3.
As we have seen the Lumia 900 packs an impressive punch with its 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 4G LTE technology and 12-megapixel camera. But can you see Windows Phone being an Android challenger? Give us your thoughts.