Android continues to dominate the smartphone arena, while fighting between BlackBerry and Windows Phone starts to warm up, according to the latest statistics from IDC. It’s no secret that Android is the biggest mobile operating system and from the last three months of 2012, the Google platform apparently made a huge represented 70.1 percent of the smartphone market. Apple’s iOS still comfortably in second place with a market share of 21 percent, but that is 2 percent less than the same period of 2011. As expected BlackBerry witnessed the biggest drop between the fourth quarters from 2011 to 2012, with its 8.1 percent share dropped to 3.2 percent at the end of last year. However the BlackBerry OS still remains in third place, just ahead of Windows Phone that is growing and now controls a 2.5 percent stake in the market.
BlackBerry will be hoping to regain some lost ground this year on the back of its new BlackBerry 10 platform, while Microsoft will continue the push your Windows 8. But anyone can take Android?