Google Inc (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL): 2 Smartphone Studies You Might’ve Missed Last Week

Page 1 of 2

The Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system is picking up steam in a hurry. Despite competition from many companies, including Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Research in Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) continues to roll along thanks to its partnership with a variety of manufacturers like Samsung. A few of these companies have prominent positioning amongst the world’s most prominent billionaires—learn more here—so we’ll dive deeper.

Cook, Page

Canalys

Canalys expects more than one billion Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android based smartphones to ship in 2017. This is a huge number that could be even bigger by 2017 if things go according to plan. Here is a brief excerpt from the report, explaining just how big the smartphone market is expected to become:

“Worldwide, 1.5 billion smart phones will ship in 2017, according to the latest country level forecasts from Canalys, to account for 73% of all mobile phone shipments. In North America and Western Europe, virtually all phones shipped will be smart phones. Even in Greater China, smart phones will represent 95% of all mobile phone shipments in 2017.”

Numbers like this present a big opportunity for companies such as Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), and as you can see, the trend is growing across the world not just in the United States. Canalys Analyst Jessica Kwee broke down where Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) fits into all this:

“The smart phone market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18%, while mobile phone shipments will decline by a CAGR of 9% over the same period. Growth in the smart phone market will continue to be driven by Android. In 2012, over 470 million Android-based smart phones shipped and by 2017 this number will have more than doubled to over 1 billion, giving the platform a 67.1% market share.

Over the same period, it is forecast that Apple’s shipments will continue to grow, but at a slower rate than the total smart phone market and hence its market share will fall from 19.5% in 2012 to 14.1% in 2017.”

A 2017 forecast

As you can see, she is expecting Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to take the reigns with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its iOS operating system taking a backseat. It is amazing to think that the smartphone market is going to continue to grow, potentially reaching this height by 2017. While nobody knows what is going to happen between now and then, Google is definitely in position to benefit.

Canalys also presented a chart detailing worldwide smartphone shipments, indicating that by OS vendor, Google’s Android system held 67.7% of worldwide smartphone shipments in 2012, with this number expected to remain nearly stagnant over the next half-decade, as mentioned above, just as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s share is expected to fall by 5 percentage points.

Page 1 of 2
Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

Cheapest Cities to Visit in the US

Most Expensive Summer Camps

Most Expensive Animals in the World

Most Expensive Specialty Crops in the World

Movies That Took Ages to Make

The Longest Hollywood Films Ever Made

Most Expensive Concert Stages

The Richest Bands of all Time

10 Most Corrupt Countries 2013 List

10 Countries with the Highest Quality of Life Index

Most Expensive Mattresses in the World

5 Smallest Countries by Land Area

The Ultimate Heartbreak Songs

Richest Teenagers in the World

10 Most Haunted Places in America

10 Best Places to Retire in Florida East Coast

Top 10 Places to See Before You Die

Top 8 Countries in the World Where Justice Prevails

10 Richest States in America

15 Wealthiest Countries in the World

Richest Singers in the World

Most Expensive Tasting Menu in New York City

Most Expensive Baby Items in the World

Most Expensive Hotel Suites in Vegas

Most Expensive Brunch in New York City

Most Expensive Beef Cuts in the World

25 Best Colleges to Get a Job

Top 10 US Supermarkets

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the World to Visit

Most Expensive Xbox Games

Top 11 Cities Where Billionaires Live

Top 10 Most Charitable Companies in America

Most Expensive Seafood in the World

The 10 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

The 10 Best Job Markets in the US

Top 10 Accounting Scandals of All Time

The 25 Biggest Cities in the World

Top 10 Best Paying Virtual Jobs

Most Expensive Leather Shoes in the World

Top 6 Things to Buy in March

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America – 2014 List

Top 10 Jobs for Introverted People

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the World

Most Expensive Day-Care in New York City

The 10 Cheapest Places to Retire Abroad

Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Cars in the World – 2014

Killer Small Business Ideas

The 50 Best Personal Finance Blogs

Most Expensive Apartments in New York City

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!