sharp drop in Symbian's share that Android quickly gobbled up.
With Nokia now using Windows Phone, you can expect further declines from Symbian and some gains from Microsoft's mobile OS. Still, Windows Phone will probably not pick up all that Symbian loses leaving more room for Android to gain market share. Last quarter in the U.S., the launch of the Apple iPhone 4S allowed the latter to hold a leading 48.4% share of the smartphone market. Android held 42.8% of the U.S. market in Q4.
According to Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the first time ever, the percentage of Brits using a smartphone is over the half-way mark at 50.3%.
source: Guardian via IntoMobile
In the U.S., iOS was on top in Q4