Android Tops Smartphone OS Sales

Aron Schatz
February 1, 2011

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Nokia's Symbian has dropped to #2 in sales, but is still a huge part of the market. Android is outpacing other operating systems and with tons of new devices coming out, it is easy to see why. I doubt the iPhone on Verizon will do much to stop this. I'm up for renewal on Verizon, but I'm getting an Android phone.


In the last quarter of 2010, manufacturers shipped 32.9 million Android devices, while Nokia shipped 31 million Symbian handsets globally, according to analyst firm Canalys. Android now holds a third of the market, compared to 31% for Nokia. Apple held steady from the same quarter in 2009 with 16.2% market share, while RIM slid from 20% to 15%. Microsoft fell from 7.2% to 3.1% last year, as it unveiled its new OS, Windows Phone 7.



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