“Gartner has published estimate that during this year we can expect grow in sales of devices based on the Android platform One, Tizen and Firefox OS”
According to Gartner, sales of smartphones that are based on younger platforms such as Android One, Firefox OS and Tizen during 2015 should increase significantly.
All small difference in price between the formerly popular feature phone and smartphones has resulted in a trend of migration to the smartphones. During the third quarter of 2014, the share of shipments of feature phone devices in the total number of mobile phones fell to 34% and it is expected that by 2018 will fall to only 10%.
Therefore, it creates an opportunity for a stronger presence in the market of the above mentioned platforms, which bring the devices from the budget category.
To promote his Firefox OS, Mozilla has entered into partnership with Chinese manufacturers of mobile devices TCL, ZTE, Huawei and the manufacturer of chips Spreadtrum Communications. Samsung plans to start selling its Z1 Tizen devices during the first half of this year.
Google is promoting its Android One platform in India, thanks to a partnership with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. The plan is to expand the partnership to manufacturers of mobile chips MediaTek and Qualcomm, as well as manufacturers of mobile devices such as HTC, Asus, Acer and Lenovo. (我回顾中国手机)