About 50% of Smartphones are Apple & Android

Horace Dediu of Asymco.com compiled some great information on the current smartphone. Dedio found that although Apple’s (AAPL) iOS and Google’s (GOOG) Android are less than two years old as platforms, together they have captured 50.2% of what he calls “the most competitive market technology market on the planet.”

The question remains whether the headroom visible in this chart still allows for new entrants or whether the platforms we see today are the last we’ll ever see in mobile computing.
I’m still willing to bet that there is room for innovation and for new platforms. Just like the two newcomers that came to conquer half the market emerged seven years after its inception, new contenders like Windows Phone, Bada, MeeGo, WebOS can still make an impact.

The conquerors came with new business models and a focus on computing not telephony. Can factor innovation and the ubiquity of mobile broadband keep this market open to newcomers?

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