The smaller players in the smartphone marketplace have had changes in their market share that are even more dramatic:
- Windows Phone grew from 2 percent to 3.2 percent.
- BlackBerry OS fell from 6.4 percent to 2.9 percent.
- Linux-based smartphones fell from 2.4 percent to 1 percent.
- Symbian phones dropped from 6.8 percent to 0.6 percent.
While market share trends are certainly not the only shifts that microISVs need to look at when deciding which platforms to support in future software development projects, these dramatic shifts in market penetration tell us a lot about who tomorrow's winners and losers may be.