In the mobile system market, it has been a “two-horse race” for a couple of years and it still is. A recent report by Strategy Analytics recently reveals that Huawei’s HarmonyOS has a 2% market share. While this is only a very small number, it places HarmonyOS in the third position globally. The system from Huawei is third only to Android and iOS in first and second positions.
Android remains the “king” and most used mobile system in the world. The system by Google has a market share of 81% while iOS in the second position is a distant second with a market share of 18%. The two companies account for 99% of the mobile phone market share, which is still greatly inflated. For whatever reason, HarmonyOS’s market share is currently 2%, while the overall share now exceeds 100%.
Japan is equally concerned about the near-monopoly conduct of Android and iOS and cannot remain silent. According to Kyodo News, the Japan Fair Trade Commission issued a survey report on the mobile phone OS industry on September 9th. It expresses worry about Apple and Google’s oligopoly, the two largest US IT brands.
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Many thanks to Huawei, there is now a non-US brand with a visible system in the market. Before the emergence of HarmonyOS, Android and iOS (both American) claim 100% of the global market.
Android and iOS strongarm developers
According to the report, the top position by these American systems is not very good for developers. Regarding the mobile phone OS, the government of Japan is considering the introduction of pre-regulation that prescribes prohibited activities in advance, unlike the conventional regulation that deals with problems after they occur. In the future, we will refer to this report and further improve the law.
Apple’s “iOS” and Google’s “Android” occupy more than 90% of the mobile phone OS market in Japan. The report points out that the OS market and APP sales methods failed to form a sound competitive environment due to the monopoly and oligopoly of the two companies. The two brands are in a strong position compared with app providers.
In fact, India is also worried about this matter. Among the mobile operating systems in India, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android account for almost all of the shares. In response to such a crisis, India plans to develop and promote a system called IndOS.