Eugene Kaspersky has been say that Google’s mobile OS will eventually own some 80% of the market.
Apple, RIM and Microsoft will have 20% that Android didn’t control would be split between. Kaspersky, the man behind the eponymous anti-virus software, likened the situation to the desktop computer market:
I believe that if Apple, BlackBerry, Microsoft don’t change their strategy very soon we will soon have the same mobile operating system landscape as we have with computers
Microsoft and IBM famously dominated the home computer market in the 80s and now it seems, according to Kaspersky at least, Qualcomm and Google will do the same thing with smartphones. Of course this is all just speculation and pie in the sky at the moment. However, one thing is true enough, Android continues to rise in popularity, and thus marketshare, with each passing day.