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Android Continues to Gobble Up Mobile OS Share

Nov 01, 2010, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

"Google's wildly popular Android mobile operating system gained even more momentum in the third quarter at the expense, primarily, of Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices, according to latest smartphone industry data.

"According to market researcher NPD Group, Android expanded its lead among mobile operating system providers with 44 percent of smartphones sold in the quarter, up 11 percent from what was a blowout second quarter.

"Meanwhile, Research In Motion's (NASDAQ: RIM) BlackBerry OS tumbled to third place in the third quarter, slipping from 28 percent to 22 percent. Apple's iOS inched up 1 percent to 23 percent, good enough to take over the No. 2 spot among mobile OS installed on new smartphones sold in the quarter."

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