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Android moves to second place in global smartphone sales by OS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Nov 2010 19:13 User comments (6)

Android moves to second place in global smartphone sales by OS According to Gartner, Android has moved into second place in global smartphone sales, as of the Q3 2010.
The mobile OS saw 1400 percent growth year-over-year, thanks to strong sales of new devices.

Apple continued strong growth as well, seeing 91 percent growth year-on-year on an already established brand.

Adds Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi: "This is the third consecutive double-digit increase in sales year-on-year, indicating that consumer demand is healthy. This quarter saw Apple and Android drive record smartphone sales."

Smartphone sales almost doubled, exploding from 41 million to 81 million year-over-year.

In the smartphone market, Symbian remained king, with a 36.6 percent market share. Android took second at 25.5 percent, and iOS took 16.7 percent, good for third. BlackBerry moved down to fourth, with 14.8 percent.

Windows Mobile and other mobile OS accounted for the remaining 6.4 percent.

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6 user comments

110.11.2010 20:09

Man who would of thought that it only took two years for Android to be number two in the world, and im guessing in 2011 it will be number one.

Android Rules.

210.11.2010 21:49
echiriff
Unverified new user

Please!!! Android is not a smartphone. It's an OS. In that list alone there's at least eight smartphones. And they all use different versions and have different interfaces. Hardly accountable as one smartphone.

The iPhone still rules.

310.11.2010 22:26

Originally posted by :

I case you are blind the only one ruling is NOKIA and his Symbian.

So Nokia is and will be the KING :)

411.11.2010 0:41

Um...in case you haven't noticed, Symbian isn't a smart phone...if it is, then Android, iPhone, and even Blackberry are all genius phones. The smart phone race ignores Symbian because is just some crap that gets put on free phones.



513.11.2010 3:20

HELLLOOOO....
maybe not everyone is ignoring that...
Lets just recap what was said on the topic...

Quote:
In the smartphone market, Symbian remained king, with a 36.6 percent market share

Android will take over though



613.11.2010 3:28

Originally posted by echiriff:
Please!!! Android is not a smartphone. It's an OS. In that list alone there's at least eight smartphones. And they all use different versions and have different interfaces. Hardly accountable as one smartphone.

The iPhone still rules.
u are very dumb... so now iphone redefine what a smartphone is?(wmob was the same as android just an OS)
Maybe iphone is not even an smartphone... is barely phone(try make a call with no bars)...
dont get me wrong iphone was very smart 3 years ago.


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