Android is now “the world’s leading smartphone”

Android is now “the world’s leading smartphone”

Feb 5, 2011

It’s time for Google’s Android team to crack open a bottle of organic carbonated California apple juice, as the latest stats from market research outfit Canalys have Android as the number one smartphone platform around the world.

The data, for the last quarter of 2010, says that Android was the OS on 32.9 percent of smartphones sold during the quarter, with Symbian slightly lower on 31 percent. Apple’s down in third.

Here’s a look at the annual growth broken down by phone manufacturer:

In Q4 2010, volumes of Google OS-based smart phones (Android, OMS and Tapas) were again boosted by strong performances from a number of vendors, notably LG, Samsung, Acer and HTC, whose volumes across these platforms grew 4,127%, 1,474%, 709% and 371% respectively year-on-year. HTC and Samsung together accounted for nearly 45% of Google OS-based handset shipments.

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