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Gartner: bullish on Android, bearish on Windows Phone 7

Sep 12, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Google Android will become the No. 2 mobile operating system in the world behind Symbian, edging past Research In Motion and Apple's iOS in 2010, according to new numbers from Gartner. Meanwhile, fifth-place Windows Phone will recover only slightly in 2011, and falter thereafter, the research firm adds.

"Gartner says marketing and vendor support from carriers will drive Android to 17.7 percent market share through 2010. That is still well behind Symbian, which boasts a 40.1 percent share thanks to Nokia's legacy volume of phones, but ahead of RIM's 17.5 percent share and iOS at 15.4 percent.

"However, it's said that Android, which is now being activated on 200,000 devices per day, will steadily creep up on Symbian over the next few years."

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