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Enterprise Mobile Today: Android No. 3 Mobile OS After iOS, Java ME

Jan 04, 2012, 23:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"Net Applications' stats show iOS as far and away the most dominant operating system in the market, with 52.10 percent share, followed by Java ME with 21.27 percent. Android came in third with 16.29 percent of the market. This represents the second month of slipping share for Android, which held second place with18.86 percent share in October (compared with Java ME's 12.81 percent share). Android dropped to 16.72 percent in November.

"Those numbers may seem strange to some, as Java ME is the runtime environment that allows 'feature phones,' sometimes referred to as "dumbphones," to access the Internet. And US carriers in the past had relatively little success getting feature phone owners to sign up for data plans. Also, research firm comScore reported in December that Android held 46.9 percent share of the American smartphone market, trailed by Apple with 28.7 percent and RIM with 16.6 percent"

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