In ranking mobile operating systems, BlackBerry might not be considered a leader in market share, but at least it’s a part of the conversation. Recent history has put BlackBerry in fourth place after iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, but a report from Strategy Analytics out today suggests BlackBerry is now looking at fifth.
Samsung’s new Tizen platform, available on Samsung smartwatches, TVs, and a few entry-level smartphones, has quickly been increasing in popularity in the last year. In Q3 of 2015, the operating system vaulted over BlackBerry’s to capture fourth position behind Windows Phone.
While this is disappointing news to the many die-hard BlackBerry fans here in Canada, it’s not entirely surprising. New phones running BB10 have not seen adoption at any impressive rate, and the latest BlackBerry smartphone, the Priv, is running Android.
Given the long histories of the reigning mobile platforms, and BlackBerry’s recent historic position as a niche player in the industry, it has long been a three-horse race. Tizen may have passed BlackBerry last quarter in mobile platform usage, but that’s because BlackBerry is putting its weight behind Android, a move that can only help the company.
Source: Strategy Analytics Via: The Verge