Smartphone now dominates the European market

The era of phone that does not have the capability to connect through the Internet is finally over.  Smartphone has around 52% of 42 million sold in Europe.

Based on the new information released by research company IDC illustrate  smartphone, delivery now reaches 48% compared to the similar period last year that reaches virtaully22m, as Samsung, Apple, HTC and BlackBerry maker RIM ruled the market and Finland’s Nokia saw its earlier dominance wiped out. In  the most recent year smartphones made up just over a third of mobile phone deals in the region.

The shift to smartphones came as a new story signified that Android smartphone users is going to  download more apps than Apple iPhone owners this year, while sales of devices that use Google operating system rush ahead.

The number of apps that got downloaded – starts from games to alarm clocks and weather information – is going to jump from 7.4bn in 2010 to 18bn this year, says the report by telecom analyst Ovum Applications.  According to the report, in the year 2016 – there will 45bn downloads a year. Phones that run on Google’s Android operating system are going to download 8.1bn apps this year contrasted with Apple’s 6bn.

Ovum got a prediction that, by the year 2016, Android is going to have a download of more than double than what the iPhone has right now – 21.8bn compared to 11.6bn.

sBy the year 2015, Ovum predicts that Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, which undergoes face as of now, is going to gain ground and go beyond BlackBerry for third place in both entire number of downloads and revenues by 2015.

Ovum analyst Eden Zoller believes that  “must-have” apps is going to be different vary by demographic, but the most accepted are those, which increase productivity or believe  trendier or fun, such as the most well-liked games. As of now, the  list of top-selling paid-for applications on Apple’s iTunes controlled by games, especially Angry Birds, while the note-taking programme Noteshelf held the fifth-best seller position as of now.

However, the IDC report demonstrate that the mobile phone market in Europe dropped  by 3% compared to 2010, as economic and other factors influenced growth. Francisco Jeronimo, IDC’s European research manager for portable devices, claim that the economic environment in the euro zone is failing.

Nokia’s decline – with total portable phone sales took a downward move as it goes from 16m to 9m, and, smartphone went down from 5.8m to 2.3m – was not balance by other manufacturers.  The numbers suggesting that some customers are eager to wait to replace their existing Nokia smartphones with newer versions of smarphone, which is going to dominate the market later this year.