Numbers indicate Android will soon be number two platform

Numbers indicate Android will soon be number two platform
Android is like a fury of fists that never lets up, and keeps on coming at a rapid rate. This newest study shows that Google’s popular Android OS may end the year as the number two mobile platform in terms of market share. Still forecasted to be in distant first of course is global powerhouse Nokia and their Symbian OS.

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

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10 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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: Sep 09, 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: Feb 09, 2010

iOS can get more share if it were ever come close to Android

5. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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: Aug 21, 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: Aug 11, 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: Jun 14, 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: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I wouldn't be so sure of those figures. They assume an awful lot, and you know what happens when you assume...

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