Blackberry is normally in 4th position when it comes to mobile operating systems next to Apple, Google and Microsoft. According to a new report Blackberry has fallen even further due to Samsung’s Tizen.
Strategy Analytics has also claimed that Android registered a year-on-year increase in overall market share. The report added that Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Mozilla’s Firefox OS also massively declined, while Apple saw strong demand for the new iPhone models.
Blackberry is barely selling any phones anymore and it is no wonder why their Blackberry 10 OS has been a resounding failure. Last quarter, BlackBerry proclaimed that only 800,000 smartphones were sold with an an average selling price of $240. The Waterloo company is betting big on their upcoming PRIV smartphone, the first ever smartphone to use Google Android. BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said that he will dump making hardware all together if he can’t make it profitable and the Priv is widely viewed as the company’s last chance to score a hit.
If you have never heard of Tizen, basically its an operating system that Samsung developed to rely less on Android. Tizen now ranks second in India, where it is employed on budget handsets. Globally, Tizen is powering the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, and some of Samsung’s televisions. In order to get developers to write for Tizen, Samsung is giving them 100% of app revenue. It is expected to be used in 11 European countries this year.
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