Linux to garner 33 percent smartphone share by 2015, study says

Linux-based mobile operating systems, led by Android, will own 33 percent of the global smartphone market by 2015, growing faster than the smartphone market at large, says ABI Research. In addition to examining Android’s fast rise, the report looks at WebOS, MeeGo, Bada, LiMo, and ALP versions of mobile Linux.

Linux-enabled smartphones are on the rise, says ABI Research. Led by Android, Linux will increase to more than a third of the global market within five years, reaching 33 percent share in 2015, says the research firm in its report, “Mobile Linux in Smartphones.” The study claims that Android is now loaded onto more than 60,000 newly shipping smartphones every day.


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