The Android OS is looking more and more like a runaway hit. Gartner has published worldwide smartphone platform sales figures for Q3, 2010 and here is the brief:
- Symbian – 36.6%
- Android – 25.5%
- iOS – 16.7%
- Blackberry – 14.8%
- WinMo – 2.8%
Here’s the more detailed table from Gartner:
With Symbian devices down to almost just one brand – Nokia – and in contrast to a situation in which several manufacturers (Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and Acer just to mention a few) are churning out droids day after day, it looks like Android is going to overtake Symbian faster than some of us have projected.
Looks like the classic scenario of
robotsdroids taking over the world in Science Fiction stories and movies is actually going to happen. Sort of.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.