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Android to challenge Nokia's Symbian by 2014: Gartner

Android to challenge Nokia's Symbian by 2014: Gartner

Google's open-source Android will become the number two mobile operating system this year, leapfrogging BlackBerry and challenging market leader Nokia's Symbian by 2014, a research firm said Friday.
The technology firm Gartner said Symbian and Android will account for 59.8 percent of mobile operating system (OS) sales by 2014.
"Symbian will remain at the top of Gartner's worldwide OS ranking due to Nokia's volume and the push into more mass market price points," Gartner said.
"However, by the end of the forecast period, the number one spot will be contested with Android, which will be at a very similar share level," it said.
According to Gartner, Symbian will hold a 40.1 percent OS market share at the end of 2010 followed by Android with 17.7 percent, Research in Motion's BlackBerry with 17.5 percent, Apple with 15.4 percent for the iOS used by the iPhone and Windows Mobile from Microsoft with 4.7 percent.


Updated : 2021-04-15 21:53 GMT+08:00