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Android leads, RIM recedes: Here's the enterprise fallout

Feb 02, 2011, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

[ Thanks to Jason Perlow for this link. ]

"This morning, the UK-based tech industry research firm Canalys published a report which indicates that at the end of 2010, Google's Android OS became the world's leading smartphone platform in terms of overall market share.

"According to Canalys, Android jumped from an 8.7 percent overall share to nearly a 33 percent share over the course of one year, knocking Nokia out of the top spot and reducing RIM's share almost 5 percentage points and resulting in over 615 percent growth for the platform overall in CY 2010.

"My colleague and Editor-in-Chief, Larry Dignan, highlighted a number of footnotes from that report which are worth evaluating — the most significant of which is that Canalys maintains that in 2011, Android is unlikely to repeat that performance because Verizon is getting the iPhone, which may offset some of that momentum."

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