Numbers indicate Android will soon be number two platform
The study has projections for the remainder of 2010, as well as the years 2011-2014. Other mobile platforms such as Apple’s iOS and RIM’s BlackBerry platform are projected to decline slightly by 2014. The forthcoming Windows Phone 7 OS isn’t expected to last, as market share is projected to drop under 4% by 2014.
Do you see Windows Phone 7 lasting with tough competition like Android and iOS? Can Android catch up to Symbian by the year 2014 in market share? Will RIM hang in there? These are all just projections of course, and could very well change. Take a look at the chart and give us your opinion.
source: Into Mobile
1. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
No shock here, as SYMBIAN has zero pull in the U.S. and ANDROID is a far more verstaile phone - app and network-wise - you can leave AT&T and get the same quality ANDROID phone with another network....Android apps, such as lagfix and voodoo lagfix ...SGS unlock...etc....make the CAPTIVATE excellent...
3. thatdude1 (unregistered)
I don't think this is based on U.S. only. These are world wide figures. And while the U.S. market is very important, Symbian has remained #1 without it. Has Symbian lost share due to increasing competition? Yes. Has Symbian managed to keep it's lead despite this? Yes. And you have one thing wrong, my friend: Symbian is far more versatile than android. Remember: Symbian has many carrier deals abroad. More so than android.
9. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Lay off the Kool-Aid. Let me know when you can buy unlocked Android phones for the U.S. market so you can have total freedom.
2. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Most impressive is the IOS for getting a good chunk of the pie when it only has the iphone.
4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
iOS can get more share if it were ever come close to Android
5. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
I am actually surprised that Symbian is still #1 by 2014. I seriously doubt this and I really hope Meego will be a better alternative than Symbian.
6. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
and the ONLY reason this is happening is because they have a way with words and spend the money to advertise the h@!! out of it. if it wasnt for that.. people would realize how lousy the iPhone is.
7. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
I know my friend told me that iphones the best phone and i asked him why. He said "because its an iPhone" they brainwash people. and even my incredible with 1 bar beat his 5 bar iphone in speed. He also thinks his 3gs is better than the droid incredible. People are stupid.
8. mega77 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)
You are so right people are brainwashed.I'll be honest I think Android will be number one before that.When Gingerbread and Honeycomb are release in the future .They are sure to take the market and the rest will fall behind.
10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
I wouldn't be so sure of those figures. They assume an awful lot, and you know what happens when you assume...