The mobile apps economy is experiencing rapid growth. They are essential for mobile devices and are the main component of an economy the weighs billions. There is an uncountable number of mobile apps out there generating billions of dollars each year.
Smartphones with increased functionality and performance have become an indispensable tool for many users. Smartphone users make up a large percentage of global mobile phone users which is estimated to about 5 billion by 2019. The fierce battle for market share thus continues.
Google’s Android and Apple’s IOS in a few years have completely taken over the mobile OS market. The have an overwhelming control over this market with a combined market share of 99.8% as of 2017. For now and the foreseeable future there is no reason to think their reign will end anytime soon.
Samsung and Apple have long dominated the global smartphone market. However, things are beginning to change, the top spots of the two giants are in the line of sight of Chinese Smartphone makers like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo who by the way surpassed them in the Chinese smartphone market last year.