The data displays the market share of smartphone unit shipments worldwide from 2014 to 2022, by operating system. In 2017, the Android operating system is forecast to hold a 85.1% share of smartphone shipments. As of September 2017, Android's most popular platform version was Marshmallow.
Mobile operating systems – additional information The market of mobile operating systems (OS) has seen major changes over the past few years. By 2009, around half of the smartphones sold worldwide had the Symbian OS pre-installed. Two years later, Android, a mobile operating system developed by Google, became the market leader.