Android is one of the two most popular smartphone operating systems in the world and Canada is no exception. According to market research firm comScore, Android took the top spot and accounted for nearly half of the Canadian smartphone market in June 2013.
Android’s market share hit 43 percent, up 3 percent from the previous quarter while Apple came in second with a 35 percent share. BlackBerry, despite all the bad news, still accounted for 19 percent of the Canadian market. Windows Phone accounted for a mere 2 percent and other operating systems barely registered, accounting for only one percent.
The report does not break down the figures to tell us how individual manufacturers fared. It’s likely that Apple is the dominant smartphone manufacturer in Canada with that 35 percent iOS share and even BlackBerry with its 19 percent share should be in among the top.
Overall smartphone penetration in Canada hit 72 percent, up 18 percent over the same time last year. It is evenly split between men and women with the 25 to 34 age bracket as the largest one.
The report also indicates that there were 23 million wireless subscribers in Canada in June. This figure is slightly lower than the CWTA’s latest numbers which reported 27 million subscribers.
Source : MobileSyrup