Android and Apple mobile operating systems now account for 98% of the global market according to a new report from Gartner. It's time to observe a moment of silence for BlackBerry and Windows whose combine market share is just under 1%. Ouch! In the case of the once-mighty BlackBerry, it surely points to the end of their OS, especially with recent phones like Priv running Android.
Two other interesting stats popped out at me. Overall sales growth in Q1 2016 was 3.9% compared to the prior year. So, this market is definitely maturing. Smartphones now account for 78% of the total phones sold.