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Android pushing forward... but don't ask me... listen to Gartner

Oct 14, 2010, 02:03 (6 Talkback[s])

"Here's some fun news: "Gartner Says Android to Become No. 2 Worldwide Mobile Operating System in 2010 and Challenge Symbian for No. 1 Position by 2014."

"I moved to a smart phone within the last year. In the past I hadn't really needed one. When I went somewhere I typically had my laptop with me, so I usually hid behind that. However, as my role became more and more driven by general email and Internet access rather than specific proprietary programs I realized that I wanted to have more access and functionality without lugging the computer around all the time. If you know me at all, you know I'm a Linux nut, so I naturally gravitated toward an Android phone. I love it. The openness suits me and I get to use my curiosity and ability to tinker to my advantage.

"Apparently I'm not the only one who sees advantages to Android. If Gartner is correct, Android will overtake the other options and become the dominant mobile operating system. I think that the openness is the key."

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