The latest figures released by consumer metric Kantar WorldPanel has revealed that the Android sector of the mobile market is continuing to grow apace. The latest US figures suggest that the Android OS now occupies a massive 61.8 percent market share, up 4.5% within the last year.
The figures bring Android alarmingly close to doubling the iOS market share, which saw a decline of 3.3% down to 32.6 per cent. Apple aren’t the only ones missing out though, because Microsoft’s struggling Windows Phone has seen its share shrink down to just 4.3 per cent in the States.
Much of the increase in market share is reportedly down to both LG and Motorola, who were both offering up their most competitive products in years in the form of the LG G3 and the Moto X mobile phones , while Samsung continued its clear market dominance with the Galaxy S5.
It’s a similar story in Europe meanwhile, where Android boasts a massive 73.9 percent market share. Apple’s iOS accounts for just 15.4% but this has been given a boost in the form of the recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launches. Microsoft meanwhile is dwindling behind with 9.6%, which is still markedly more impressive than the surely-doomed BlackBerry systems, with just 0.6% of the market share worldwide.