Earlier this week I noticed that Apple was able to wrest back some market share from Google in the mobile platform race. CNet showed Apple's iOS platform going from only 21.5% market share a year ago to 35.7% in the 12-week period through Sep 30. By contrast, Android's share in the mobile market had slipped from 66.4% to 57.5%. Yes, Android had taken the overall lead as I have been predicting they would. But this is a two-horse race, or so the data suggested.
However, when I saw the latest IDC data, I realised that Apple is in big trouble.
The Android smartphone operating system was found on three out of every four smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, total Android sm...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.