Friday, November 06, 2015

Samsung’s Tizen Moves Up the Ranks in Smartphone Platform Wars - Digits - WSJ

On a related note, see BlackBerry Priv Review: BlackBerry May Win You Back With Android (WSJ)

"Samsung Electronics Co.’s underdog mobile operating system, Tizen, has gone from zero to…just a little more than zero.

The operating system, an alternative to the dominant Android platform, first appeared on a Samsung smartphone in January this year, and has now climbed to fourth place in the global mobile operating system rankings, according to research firm Strategy Analytics,  though it still remains a negligible speck on the landscape.

According to Strategy Analytics’ third-quarter data, Tizen’s 1 million unit shipments is enough to give it a 0.3% market share, catapulting it ahead of BlackBerry Ltd.’s and Firefox’s eponymous operating systems, which have 0.2% and 0.0% of the market, respectively.

Those numbers, of course, are a rounding error when compared to Android and Apple Inc.’s duopolistic stranglehold on the world’s smartphone users, controlling 84.1% and 13.6% of the market respectively. Third-place Windows operating system accounted for the remaining 1.7% of shipments in the third quarter, Strategy Analytics found, down from 3.2% a year earlier."
Samsung’s Tizen Moves Up the Ranks in Smartphone Platform Wars - Digits - WSJ
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