Smartphone Operating System Market Research Report- Global Forecast to 2027

Global Smartphone Operating System Market, by Type (Open Source, Closed Source), Operating System (Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry, Windows) – Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/ICT/3328-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Smartphone Operating System Market Scenario:
Smartphone operating system refers to the operating systems running on mobile phones, tablets, PDAs and other mobile devices. Basically, an operating system is a platform that allows devices to run applications and programs on it. Symbian and Research in Motion were among the early starters in the market and occupied nearly half of the market, but were driven out in no time. With the release of operating systems from Apple and Google, there has been a tremendous increase in the sales of mobile phones.

Technology giants such as Google and Apple are the major players in smartphone operating system market. Google’s operating system, Android, is the most popular smartphone operating system owing to its open source platform and user friendly interface. Increasing adoption of smartphones is one major factor responsible for driving the growth of smartphone operating system market. Increasing digitalization is another major factor responsible for fueling the growth of global smartphone operating system market. Apple’s iOS ranks second in terms of market share in the smartphone operating system owing to the increasing adoption of iPhones. Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone operating system market. The company focuses on designing operating systems for smartphones, tablets, PDAs, computers and laptops. Microsoft and Blackberry rank next in line after Apple and Google in terms of smartphone operating system market share.


Increasing demand for mobile applications and growing popularity of e-commerce and online shopping are other major factors driving the growth of the global smartphone operating system market. Furthermore, increasing awareness regarding different applications being offered by smartphones like fitness apps, GPS maps, gaming and much more is boosting the growth of the market.


The global smartphone operating system market has been segmented on the basis of type and operating system. The type segment is classified into open source and closed source platforms. Whereas, the operating system segment is further classified into android, iOS, windows, blackberry, Symbian and others. However, android operating system segment is expected to hold the major share of the market owing to the increasing adoption of android based smartphones and increasing demand for open source applications on play store. High adoption of mobile applications is one major factor driving the growth of smartphone operating system market. Android operating system sub segment is also expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Whereas, iOS from Apple is specifically meant for Apple phones and does not support open source platform. This limits the usage of this operating system. Even then, the market share of iOS is considerably high and continues to dominate the market.


The North American region holds the largest share of the market across the globe followed by Europe, and Asia Pacific region. U.S. and Canada are dominating the North America market due to better technological enhancements and increasing popularity of smartphones in the region. The region also has a well-established infrastructure, which allows faster implementation of advanced technologies. Additionally, the growing use of mobile devices for payments is another major factor driving the growth of smartphone operating system market in the region.


The smartphone operating system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 20% during the forecast period 2017-2023.


Global Smartphone Operating System Market: Smartphone Operating System Market


Smartphone Operating System Market Key Players:
Some of the prominent players in the global smartphone operating system market are Google, Inc. (U.S.), Apple, Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Blackberry Limited (U.S.), Linux Foundation (U.S.), Jolla OY (Finland), Nokia Corporation (Finland), Hewlett Packard (U.S.), Qualcomm (U.S.) and Samsung Electronics (South Korea).


Smartphone Operating System Market Segments:

The global smartphone operating system market is segmented by type and operating system. Based on the type, the market is segmented into open source and closed source. Based on operating system, the market is segmented into android, iOS, blackberry, Symbian and others.


Smartphone Operating System Market Regional Analysis:
The global smartphone operating system market is studied for Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. It has been observed that North America is estimated to account for the largest share of the market, whereas Europe is projected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The North American market growth is attributed to technological advancements in smartphone industry.


Intended Audience:



  • Technology Investors

  • Research/Consultancy firms

  • Technology Solution Providers

  • Government Bodies

  • Consumers

  • Commercial

  • Residential

  • Corporate



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   20% (2017-2023)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   by Type, Operating System
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Google, Inc. (U.S.), Apple, Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Blackberry Limited (U.S.), Linux Foundation (U.S.), Jolla OY (Finland), Nokia Corporation (Finland), Hewlett Packard (U.S.), Qualcomm (U.S.) and Samsung Electronics (South Korea)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing demand for mobile applications and growing popularity of e-commerce and online shopping are other major factors driving the growth of the global smartphone operating system market.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Symbian and Research in Motion were among the early starters in the market and occupied nearly half of the market, but were driven out in no time. \r\n
  • With the release of operating systems from Apple and Google, there has been a tremendous increase in the sales of mobile phones.


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Smartphone operating system is an operating system that runs on PDAs, tablets, mobile phones, and other mobile devices.

    The global smartphone operating system market is predicted to grow at a 20% CAGR between 2017- 2023.

    North America will lead the global smartphone operating system market.

    Growing popularity of e-commerce and burgeoning demand for mobile applications are driving the global smartphone operating system market growth.

    Key contenders profiled in the global smartphone operating system market include Google, Inc. (U.S.), Apple, Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Blackberry Limited (U.S.), Linux Foundation (U.S.), Jolla OY (Finland), Nokia Corporation (Finland), Hewlett Packard (U.S.), Qualcomm (U.S.) and Samsung Electronics (South Korea).

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1 MARKET INTRODUCTION

    1.1 INTRODUCTION

    1.2 SCOPE OF STUDY

    1.2.1 RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

    1.2.2 ASSUMPTIONS

    1.2.3 LIMITATIONS

    1.3 MARKET STRUCTURE

    2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

    2.1 RESEARCH TYPE

    2.2 PRIMARY RESEARCH

    2.3 SECONDARY RESEARCH

    2.4 FORECAST MODEL

    2.4.1 MARKET DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS & FORECAST

    2.4.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION

    3 MARKET DYNAMICS

    3.1 INTRODUCTION

    3.2 MARKET DRIVERS

    3.3 MARKET CHALLENGES

    3.4 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

    3.5 MARKET RESTRAINTS

    4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    5. MARKET FACTOR ANALYSIS

    5.1 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS

    5.2 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS

    6 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY SEGMENTS

    6.1 INTRODUCTION

    6.2 MARKET STATISTICS

    6.2.1 BY TYPE

    6.2.1.1 OPEN SOURCE

    6.2.1.2 CLOSED SOURCE

    6.2.2 BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    6.2.2.1 ANDROID

    6.2.2.2 IOS

    6.2.2.3 WINDOWS

    6.2.2.4 BLACKBERRY

    6.2.2.5 SYMBIAN

    6.2.2.6 OTHERS

    6.2.3 BY REGION

    6.2.3.1 NORTH AMERICA

    6.2.3.1.1 U.S.

    6.2.3.1.2 CANADA

    6.2.3.1.3 MEXICO

    6.2.3.2 EUROPE

    6.2.3.2.1 UK

    6.2.3.2.2 GERMANY

    6.2.3.2.3 FRANCE

    6.2.3.2.4 ITALY

    6.2.3.2.5 REST OF EUROPE

    6.2.3.3 ASIA PACIFIC

    6.2.3.3.1 CHINA

    6.2.3.3.2 JAPAN

    6.2.3.3.3 SOUTH KOREA

    6.2.3.3.4 INDIA

    6.2.3.3.5 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC

    6.2.3.4 REST OF THE WORLD

    7 COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

    7.1 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS

    7.2 COMPANY PROFILES

    7.2.1 GOOGLE, INC. (U.S.)

    7.2.2 APPLE, INC (U.S.)

    7.2.3 MICROSOFT CORPORATION (U.S.)

    7.2.4 BLACKBERRY LIMITED (U.S.)

    7.2.5 LINUX FOUNDATION (U.S.)

    7.2.6 JOLLA OY (FINLAND)

    7.2.7 NOKIA CORPORATION (FINLAND)

    7.2.8 HEWLETT PACKARD (U.S.)

    7.2.9 QUALCOMM (U.S.)

    7.2.10 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (SOUTH KOREA)

    7.2.11 OTHERS

    LIST OF TABLES

    TABLE 1 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 2 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 3 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY REGION

    TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 6 U.S. SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 7 U.S. SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 8 CANADA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 9 CANADA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 10 MEXICO SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 11 MEXICO SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 12 EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 13 EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 14 UK SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 15 UK SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 16 GERMANY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 17 GERMANY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 18 FRANCE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 19 FRANCE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 20 ITALY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 21 ITALY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 22 REST OF EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 23 REST OF EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 24 ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 25 ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 26 CHINA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 27 CHINA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 28 JAPAN SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 29 JAPAN SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 30 SOUTH KOREA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 31 SOUTH KOREA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 32 INDIA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 33 INDIA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 34 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 35 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    TABLE 36 REST OF THE WORLD SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    TABLE 37 REST OF THE WORLD SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    LIST OF FIGURES

    FIGURE 1 RESEARCH TYPE

    FIGURE 2 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 3 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 4 SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY REGION

    FIGURE 5 NORTH AMERICA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 6 NORTH AMERICA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 7 U.S. SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 8 U.S. SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 9 CANADA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 10 CANADA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 11 MEXICO SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 12 MEXICO SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 13 EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 14 EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 15 UK SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 16 UK SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 17 GERMANY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 18 GERMANY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 19 FRANCE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 20 FRANCE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 21 ITALY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 22 ITALY SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 23 REST OF EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 24 REST OF EUROPE SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 25 ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 26 ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 27 CHINA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 28 CHINA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 29 JAPAN SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 30 JAPAN SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 31 SOUTH KOREA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 32 SOUTH KOREA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 33 INDIA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 34 INDIA SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 35 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 36 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM

    FIGURE 37 REST OF THE WORLD SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY TYPE

    FIGURE 38 REST OF THE WORLD SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEM MARKET, BY OPERATING SYSTEM