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Android Smartphone Sales Propel Mobile Market in Q3

Nov 10, 2010, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"Thanks to a nearly 100-percent increase in smartphone sales, the global market for mobile phones surged 35 percent in the third quarter, according to a new report from market researcher Gartner.

"The biggest gainer in the period was Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) open source Android operating system, which saw its share of the smartphone market vault from 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009 to 25.5 percent this year.

"Meantime, Nokia's (NYSE: NOK) Symbian, while still the leading smartphone mobile operating system, saw its share of the global market tumble from 44.6 percent to 36.6 percent over the past year, according to Gartner."

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