The current mobile OS market is strongly dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. There’s the Windows OS too. So if you’re losing in the mobile OS battle to Android or iOS, there’s actually no shame at all. Losing market share to Windows Phone is also acceptable. But when you lose to Tizen OS, the OS with no high-end smartphone? Well, that’s a concern. Believe it or not, BlackBerry is now having this concern.
The recent smartphone OS report from Strategy Analytics claims that for the first time ever, Samsung’s Tizen operating system has beaten the Blackberry OS to become the fourth most popular mobile OS platform during the third quarter of 2015.
According to the stats, indicate that Android marginally increased its lead as the number one OS during the third quarter of 2015, while Apple gained ground on Google with strong iPhone sales. Microsoft remains in a distant third with Windows Phone, but lost ground on the top two, with BlackBerry and Firefox seeing similar losses.
Tizen enjoyed “tangible growth” and superseded BlackBerry into fourth place, casting doubt on whether the BB10 software has a long-term future.
BlackBerry had adopted the Android operating system for its latest smartphone which many consider the company’s last chance to secure its future in the consumer handset market.