Android market share soars 600% in 12 months
This article contains unofficial information.
The green robot's share of the worldwide smartphone market continues to rise sharply. According to analytics firm Gartner, from the first quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2010, Android's slice of the smartphone pie has risen from 1.6% to 9.6%. That is an impressive 600% increase year-over-year and has Google's open source OS closing in on the iPhone's 15.4% market share. Android is growing it's share faster than Apple and could leapfrog the iPhone by this time next year. Still topping the list are Symbian powered phones with a whopping 44.3% share, followed by BlackBerry models holding 19.4% of the market. But Android has the momentum and a number of high end models like the HTC Droid Incredible, the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S have not even been accounted for when the survey was taken last. The Droid Incredible was launched at the end of April, while the other two are expected to be released June 4th and later this year, respectively.