Mobile OS Market Now a Duopoly
To a great extent, operating systems create market platforms. The advantage is direct for more closed systems such as Apple’s iOS, direct but of arguably less magnitude for Android.
At the moment, the global mobile operating system market--despite the interest by service providers and potential platform suppliers--has settled mostly into a two-provider structure, with Apple and Android the dominant suppliers.
At least for the moment, the efforts some have mounted to create credible new operating system options largely has failed.