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Monday, April 11, 2011

Android to Take Over 50% of the Mobile Gambling Market Share

For years, Apple has been a leader in the mobile entertainment and gaming marketplace. Now, the company's reign may be coming to an end, as a recent study by Gartner Inc states that Android will be taking over 50% of the mobile market share by the end of 2012. According to the operating system will continue on an upswing until it has taken over Apple's place in the mobile gaming industry.

The company predicts that Apple will peak after obtaining about 20% of the market share. During this time, Windows Mobile will see an increase to 20% while Blackberry will remain with just over 10%.

While Apple reigned supreme for quite some time, techies' tastes are getting increasingly diverse. While Apple only offers one mobile phone and tablet, the Android OS is available on a wider range of devices with varying capabilities and at a wider range of prices. With technological capacity that rivals Apple's software, Android devices present a great alternative to the iPhone and the iPad.

Online casinos have long been interested in the mobile gaming market, and now is the best time to get involved in the market. The study also concludes that smartphone sales will reach 468 million units by the end of the year, making mobile gambling the perfect extension for many online casino operators.


Jake said...

Yes, Android looks set to become the real money gambling phone of choice because it is and open Operating system unlike iOS where you have to buy apps from the iTunes App Store. According to this article Android gambling rose from 20 billion to 40 billion between 2009 and 2010

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