1. Buzz_Dengue's Avatar
    Canalys: Android On Almost Half of Smartphones

    Posted August 1st, 2011 at 12:14 pm by Mark Walsh

    Apple may have overtaken Nokia as the world’s largest smartphone maker, but Android is unchallenged as the top smartphone operating system. U.K.-based research firm Canalys released findings Monday showing Android increased its market share to 48% of smartphone shipments in the second quarter. That reflects 379% growth from a year ago to 51.9 million units.

    With 20.3 million iPhones shipped in the quarter, Apple was a distant second with 19% share. Still, Apple’s iOS platform for the first time overtook Nokia’s Symbian operating system for the first time. Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7smartphone platform, which won’t roll out on Nokia phones in volume until next year, has only 1% of the global market, down 52% from a year ago.

    BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion also continued a precipitous slide, with its share slipping to 12% from 33% a year ago. Canalys, however, noted that RIM’s global shipments grew 11% last year and that BlackBerry still has strength in emerging markets such as Indonesia and South Africa.

    “Nonetheless, it must continue to innovate and recapture lost momentum,” the firm stated. “It’s critical that the next-generation BlackBerry OS 7-based products launch ahead of the upcoming holiday season to compete in the market.”

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    08-01-11 11:29 AM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    why must you paste and use such big font?


    Android has a huge unstable market, their open source system has gotten a lot of phone makers to abandon their in house OS's and use Android as a sidestep instead of moving forward, and Android gets 500,000 activations a day.

    kind of old news
    08-01-11 11:41 AM
  3. the_sleuth's Avatar
    Actually iOS has a larger install base--iPod, iPhone, & iPad. This is what app developers care about.

    Last edited by the_sleuth; 08-01-11 at 03:24 PM.
    08-01-11 03:22 PM