Android vs iOS News & Update: Rivalry Getting Strong; Android Devices Dominate, Apple To Claim Throne With iPhone8?

By Staff Reporter , Updated Dec 01, 2016 06:50 PM EST

The battle between Android devices and iOS units are getting strong as the recent IDC result revealed that the initial is dominating the 2016 global market. Will Apple get back to its feet and claim the throne?

According to the data from IDC, the yearly shipment volume of Android devices can reach up to 1.23 billion phones this year and up to 5.2 percent year-over-year. The iOS consoles' consignment, on the other hand, is predicted to fall down 11 percent to 206.1 million.

Android now has 85.0 percent of share in the global market while iOS now only has 14.3 perecnt. To recall, in 2015, Android had 81.2 percent while iOS had 15.8 percent. The increase and decrease are evidently seen.

IDC also noted that Android is still expecting to exceed its revenue over iOS this year with its growth in the market. Android devices have been known for its more affordable price and efficient use, while iOS is known for its pricey gadgets. But TheStreet reported that iPhone still has almost 30 percent revenue for its higher selling price compared to Android units.

In fact, V3 reported that it is more likely that Apple is not affected with these numbers as a report said that the tech-giant collected 91 percent of revenue from its iPhones in the third quarter of 2016. The Cupertino-based company also eyes 2017 to get back to its feet and claim the throne from Android with the much-awaited iPhone 8.

"2017 marks the tenth year of iPhone, so it is hard to believe Apple doesn't have something big up its sleeve," IDC noted. "Look for Apple to mix things up with whatever version(s) they bring to market in the coming year to hopefully rebound shipment growth."

In 2020, the analyst firm predicted that the battle between Android and iOS will widen a little bit. For more Android and iOS news, stay tuned on GamenGuide!

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