Mobile online gambling is the hottest trend in the online world. I like many enjoy playing mobile scratchies on my smartphone while on a break at work or while taking the tube to work. Online scratchcard and slots games are ideally suited for the advanced smartphones on the market. It is no surprise that so many of us have become quite dependent on our mobile scratchgame apps to enjoy all our chosen games. With smartphones so affordable and advanced it is interesting to see which operating system is the choice of most of us for mobile online gambling.

The U.S. smartphone market is a continuous battle between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system. This ding- dong battle is always interesting to follow as it dictates the future of the ever important smartphone sector which is changing all our lives in just about every facet you could think of. The way we approach all our daily chores like banking and online gambling has now been revolutionized as the smartphone now enables us to be online 24 hours a day.

According to a report released by Strategy Analytics Google’s Android is losing ground to Apple’s iOS. This is worrying for Google as the next iPhone is set to be releases in the next few weeks which is almost certainly going to widen the gap.

According to the report Android has dropped from 61% of the market share in the June Quarter of 2011 to 56% in the current June Quarter of 2012. In shipments they fell from 15.3 million in the second quarter to 13.4 million in the same Quarter in 2012.

Apple’s iPhone increases from 23% market share last year in the same quarter to the current 33%. In shipment numbers Apple improved from 5.9 million to 7.9 million in the same period.

Apple is expected to see a major boom in sales when their new iPhone is released. They sold 26 million iPhones for the second quarter of 2012 which is set to rise dramatically in the next quarter.

While Android is still the largest platform in the U.S., it is losing ground to Apple and will come under pressure with the upcoming iPhone release. Added to this is the challenging economic climate in the U.S. which has seen a general slowdown in smartphone shipments which fell by 5% in the second quarter of 2012.

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