Canalys: Q4 2010, OS Android shifts the Symbian

Canalys: Q4 2010, OS Android shifts the Symbian - It did not take long for Android to shift the position of power in the smartphone operating system, Symbian.

Launched by Reuters on Tuesday (01/02/2011), in the last quarter of 2010, Google's Android has taken over the position of Symbian Nokia which had long been leading the smartphone operating system market in the world.

These data revealed by the research firm Canalys. According to research firm that, in the fourth quarter 2010 smartphone vendors have come together and poured approximately 32.9 million units of Android phones.

Canalys: Q4 2010, OS Android shifts the Symbian

This figure, according to Canalys, adrift just not too much if compared to total sales of Symbian phones made by Nokia which reaches 31 million units. Thus in the fourth quarter of this Symbian smartphone market has begun to decline.

In his presentation, Nokia did admit that their market share continues to fall, particularly a mobile phone sales are down about 10 percent from a year ago. While the smartphone market share of 31 percent of them now live alone. Whereas in the previous quarter Nokia smartphone market share reached 38 percent.

Previously also reported Android also reap substantial benefits in the tablet market. The report from Strategy Analytics, Android tablet shipment volume grew by 2000 percent and its global market share jumped to 22 percent in Q4 2010. Samsung Galaxy Tab is the main driver of the success of Android.

They also hope that Android can increase market share globally tablets during the first half of 2011. Some models from major vendors are scheduled to present at the retail store, one of which Xoom Motorola. The development of tablets will make Android more attractive to the media developer in the United States (U.S.) and around the world.



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