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Android gains more market share

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 May 2012 16:04

Android gains more market share Android share seen rising throughout world.
Kantar WorldPanel showed research on Tuesday that saw Android double its market share in some places. In Germany, its share almost doubled to 62 percent year-on year, while it did double in Italy to 49 percent and Spain to 72 percent.

In the United States and the United Kingdom, the iPhone 4S narrowed the gap slightly between Android and the market no.2, iOS. Microsoft's Windows Phone platform gained some ground in Germany, claiming 6 percent of the market, while it climbed between 3-4 percent in France, Britain, Italy and the United States.

Nokia's retired Symbian platform fell sharply, while Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion also suffered at the hands of other platforms. In the United States, RIM's market share dropped from 9 percent to just 3 percent.

Android's growth has been attributed to the plentiful supply of new handsets, particularly from HTC and Samsung.

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