Smartphone sales slow

smartphoneSales of smartphones will only grow by 9.8 percent in 2015, amounting to 1.43 billion units worldwide.

That’s the first full year of single digit growth, according to a report from IDC.

IDC is also predicting lower shipment forecast for Windows Phone. Microsoft has made several repeated attempts to enter this market but has so far failed to make a dent in the market.

There are slowing growth in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Western Europe and in China, the market has ecome a replacement market.

India, Indonesia, the Middle East and Africa are showing the strongest growth.

As far as operating systems go, Android will represent 82 percent of the market. Apple iOS has a much smaller share of 15.8 percent, while Windows Phone only amounts to 2.2 percent.