Android 4.2 Jelly Bean most favorite OS, ahead of Windows Phone 8

Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the most favorite operating system (OS) for GizmoLead.com readers with the latest OS receiving 61 percent votes.

GizmoLead.com’s online poll — Which Mobile OS do you like the most? (smartphones) — was on for more than two weeks.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8, which is widely used in Nokia’s Lumia range of smartphones received 19 percent votes.

Apple’s iOS is in third position with 11 percent votes.

BlackBerry 10 OS, which runs both BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, has received 6 percent votes, according to GizmoLead.com’s online poll.

Others category received 2 percent votes. GizmoLead.com readers suggested BlackBerry 7, Symbian, Firefox OS, Nokia Asha OS, etc.

Interestingly, voters did not suggest Linux, Samsung’s Tizen, which will be live soon.

Selection of Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the favorite OS reflects its popularity in India. Samsung, the #1 smartphone in the country, sells maximum number of smartphones on Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

The other major brands that are selling Android-based smartphones include HTC, Sony, ZTE, Huawei, Motorola and LG.

Google’s Android has already gained momentum as market research agency IHS predicted that the cumulative smartphones shipments using the Google’s Android operating system will be more than 1 billion in 2013.

Globally, the unit shipments of Android phones will increase to 451 million in 2013 from 357 million in 2012. IHS says that Apple’s iOS will record 527 million in cumulative shipments in 2013.

The combined share of Apple and Google smartphones will be 76 percent of the market in 2012, with the remaining portion split among four other segments: Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Nokia’s Symbian, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry, and other platforms such as Samsung’s Bada and Linux.

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