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Friday, September 10, 2010

Google Android market share is exploding

IDC predicted that Android will jump from 16.3 percent market share in 2010 to 24.6 percent by 2014, chipping away at the share currently held by Symbian, BlackBerry, and Apple's iOS. Symbian, which is popular overseas but not in the U.S., will likely maintain its number one global standing by 2014, though IDC predicted an 18 percent drop in market share. The release of Windows Phone 7 later this year, meanwhile, will likely help Microsoft "regain some of the share it has lost over the past two years, from 6.8 percent in 2010 to 9.8 percent in 2014 for Windows Mobile. BlackBerry's share will remain relatively constant, while iOS will decline from 14.7 percent to 10.9 percent by 2014.

Given IDC's figures, this means Google Android 2010's 16.3% is now higher than Apple iOS 2010's 14.7%.

IDC: Smartphone Market Exploding, Android is 'Wild Card' [via]

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