Analyst: Google and Apple to Dominate Mobile Market in 2012
Bold predictions are starting to leak out about the ongoing struggles for dominance in the mobile market. And the latest estimate puts Apple and Google not only on top, but as the only competing entities worldwide.
That’s right. It’s going to be an Apple-Google market if an analyst from Global Equities Research has anything to say about it.
Analyst Trip Chowdhry is estimating that Google and Apple, combined, will capture 98 percent of the worldwide mobile market by the end of 2012.
“There will not be any third spot left,” said Chowdhry, as reported by eWeek’s Todd Weiss. “Nokia, Microsoft and RIM [Research In Motion] will struggle in the remaining 2 percent of the market.”
Chowdhry developed his predictions by chatting with 15 different iOS and Android developers — a number he defends as a result of the randomness of his inquiries, having talked to his sources across a number of different, associated mobile conferences.
“It is not the quantity of people you talk to,” Chowdhry said. “In a random sampling of people, when three people in a row say the same thing, you know you have it right.”