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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Symbian losing out to Android
Google's Android mobile operating system has become the second biggest smartphone platform after Nokia's Symbian
Google's Android mobile operating system overtool Apple's iPhone and Canada's Blackberry in the third quarter to become the second biggest smartphone platform after Nokia's Symbian, research firm Gartner said.
Nokia sold 29.5 million smartphones during the third quarter of the year for a 36.6 per cent share of the worldwide market, down from 44.6 per cent a year ago.
Sales of Android-powered smartphones soared to 20.5 million units, giving the Android platform a 25.5 per cent market share, up from just 3.5 per cent a year ago.
Apple's iPhone was next on sales of 13.5 million units for a 16.7 per cent market share, down from 17.1 per cent a year ago.
Canada's Research In Motion, maker of the Blackberry, was in fourth position with sales of 11.9 million units. Its marketshare dropped to 14.8 per cent from 20.7 per cent a year ago.
Microsoft's Windows Mobile saw sales of 2.2 million units giving it a 2.8 per cent market share, down from 7.9 per cent a year ago.
Nokia remained the world's top handset manufacturer with sales of 117.5 million units in the third quarter but saw its worldwide marketshare slip to 28.2 per cent from 36.7 percent a year ago.