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Android Smartphone Sales Propel Mobile Market in Q3

“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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