"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
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