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Samsung’s Tizen has overtaken BlackBerry OS to become the fourth largest mobile platform

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Although BlackBerry’s marketshare has been taking a fall for a few years now, it has reached its lowest point yet, thanks to the success of Samsung’s budget ranged #Tizen platform. According to a new report, Tizen’s marketshare has crossed that of BlackBerry OS, effectively making it the fourth largest operating system in the world today behind Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

This is quite a startling figure and tells us about the downfall of BlackBerry as a mobile platform. Luckily for the company, it has now embraced Android and expects to make strides in the high end segment using Google’s brand. However, only time will tell if this move will pay off for BlackBerry.

As for Tizen, the platform is only available on budget phones for now and in select markets of the world. So this is very good news for Samsung’s new operating system, which is seen as the evolution of Bada OS that went under a few years ago. The company will naturally continue to roll out more budget handsets over the coming months in order to strengthen its hold on that fourth spot.

Source: Strategy Analytics

Via: The Verge