Monday, January 31, 2011

Google overtakes Nokia to become top smartphone platform maker

Google, after having leapfrogged Apple iOS in U.S. mobile OS market share few months back and topped adoption in U.S. smartphone market, giant Google has once again scored good grades. Google's Android has now passed up Nokia's Symbian to take the top spot among smartphone platforms, ending Nokia's 10 year reign on top of the global smartphone industry, according to research firm - Canalys. It was reported that 32.9 million handsets running a Google platform, which includes Android, OMS and Tapas, were sold last quarter, enough to topple Nokia's Symbian, which had sales of 31 million, from the number one place. Apple came in third with 16.2 million iPhones sold.


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