Research firm believes the Nokia deal will help propel Windows Phone to second number spot, with Android ruling the roost.
Respected research firm Gartner has predicted that by 2015, Android and Windows Phone will firmly secure their place as the world’s largest mobile operating systems.
According to the firm, Nokia’s extensive global reach and penchant for producing good quality low-priced devices will hugely help Windows Phone to step up over Apple’s iOS. Specifically, Gartner has predicted that Android will have a 48% marketshare by 2015, with Windows Phone taking 20%, iPhone at 17.2% and Blackberry last at a meager 11%.
It seems an unlikely scenario with the small 4 year window. However, we shall soon see how well Nokia and Microsoft does when their first produce launches later this year.