Archived report. This report was archived in 2012 and has not been updated since. Global sales of smart phones have nearly tripled in the last two years with a sustained growth expected for the time being. The developed markets will continue to be the largest markets for the near future; however Asia, particularly China, will lead the growth in the developing markets. Google Android continues to gain market share and is expected to become the most popular operating system in the next few years.
This report provides information on the growth of smart phones at a global level and provides insight into the large market of Europe. It also provides a case study on one of the rising operating systems in this market, Android. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.