New stuff/software create unknown problems but a mature or old software has a stability with less unknown bugs.
US share is not that important in the market as only a few years ago their most popular handset was the Motorola Razr.
Well the most important market share is the rest of the world like Europe and especially Asia where the world's most populated countries like China, India and Indonesia are located.
Symbian can do anything although the interface is aging but then again it's the lightest of the 3 OS and it makes the battery life much much longer. I'm using the Nokia E72 and my goodness the battery life lasted me 4 days of heavy use for business. But my iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S lasted me 1 to 2 days of light usage.
ya no surprise here, android is damn awesome, I moved from symbian to galaxy s and am incredulous to how good it is. Very intuitive, very open source, and very customizable, and almost every app on the market is free
In my country Bangladesh most of the smartphone users use symbian. So symbian is in number one position. Winmo is in 2nd position. And recently android is getting popular day by day. But there are hardly any user of iOS/Bada.
[deleted post]I use my feature phone for music. Though with Android and fast internet browsing, I seldom, if ever, listen to music through my Android phones, except for internet radio.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2010GSMA doesn't like Symbian? Why don't u go to the homepage and look at the right side to see h... moreIt's not that they hate Symbian, there's more exciting OS's available now. When ever a Symbian based devise is released it's always the same old problems full of bugs, slow and crashing all the time. It takes Nokia on average 1.5 yrs to fix up all the bugs that come with freaking Symbian, most people ended up abandoning the N96 and it seems it's gonna be the same for the N97 and N97 mini.
N8 has been released while the spec looks awesome "even though I personally don't like the design" the freaking OS is letting it down big time.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2010very strange - you used 7 android phones in one year? before n1 there was only one android pho... moreOut of the 7 Android phones I bought this year, I sold off 2 of them (one to my colleague to lure him into Android), gave one to my brother, and the other is for my wife.
So I end up really using 3 at this moment. Practically Android offers most (but not all) of the goodies from iphone, plus other good stuff like external memory card slot, ability to change battery (as these large screen phones really drain, especially how much fun they provide), Bluetooth flie transfer (not that I really use it often anyway), and some good games surprisingly not available via App Store.
Several of my friends, some under my influence, also joined the Android family this year. Most were non-smartphone users before.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2010I just bought my 7th Android phone yesterday, and my whole life I only bought 2 Windows Mobile... morevery strange - you used 7 android phones in one year? before n1 there was only one android phone :o so in 1 year you bought 7 phones and before that in all your life you had only 3 smartphones.. THat is called phobia -... 7 phones ir one year... yahh
EngAziz, 01 Nov 2010I like android and Symbian I don't know why GSMarena dosen't like Symbian? Symbian can do a... moreGSMA doesn't like Symbian? Why don't u go to the homepage and look at the right side to see how many Symbian phones get reviewed over any other OS?
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2010I agree, there's a bigger market than just usa.but who was able to "drive" the new OS nowadays? Apple, RIM, Android are all Americans. (and you can add WM if u want)
The rest? Symbian? (don't tell me about the market share, as I know lots of Symbian users, especially those of S40, don't know a thing about what is a SMARTphone, they only use the phone for make/receive calls / SMS like feature phones) Bada and whatever from HTC?
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2010Next year it will be Windows Phone 7 that overtakes androids growth.I just bought my 7th Android phone yesterday, and my whole life I only bought 2 Windows Mobile. After the 2nd one which ran on 6.1 and for some ridiculous reason, I couldn't easily SWITCH the language on the phone, unlike almost any other phone.
The device CAME with Chinese, which I had a hard time to comprehen the menu, but I have no problem reading Chinese on the web. Then an "English upgrade" was available, so I switched to English and all of the Chinese characters on various websites became unreadable characters.
Somebody told me I need to install a software to read the Chinese character. But where was it? App store? Market? The phone shop I got the phone? Hell no!
I also used 2 Symbian UIQ devices, which were known to have slow start and auto reboot for no reason.
Hence the total number of Symbian + WM combined in 5 years didn't even add up with the Android devices I bought in 10 months.
"well, I like Andriod ....and I hope it doesn't up just for rush ..and then fall after ...."
That's not going to happen or not for anytime soon. Android has spread like a disease and with its support by its popularity and by the OS continuing to mature nothing indicates anything for a quick downfall. Android being on top is a no surprise especially that way they market its free OS on any modern phone. Where the number is staggering is IOS. We have to remember that this is base off by only one company and basically only two phones. The amount of market share Apple has is exactly where they want to be...hence why they are so profitable. Android will continue to grow and continue to eat part of the market from Symbian, Rim, Microsoft if they don't do something quick.
well, I like Andriod ....and I hope it doesn't up just for rush ..and then fall after ....
I like android and Symbian
I don't know why GSMarena dosen't like Symbian? Symbian can do anything you want from a smartphone,yes it looks old, so if you want you can change the theme and use other apps for web browser and GPS and so on.
it is your chose
Well, as expected, Android is leading. Well still Nokia only joins in the 4th quarter cause of the delayed release of its Symbian devices. However I think Nokia's overall smartphone market share should be smaller and that's all thanks to the increased popularity of Android. But I'm really delighted to see facts about Android beating iPhone, because iPhone fans were continuously telling us that it's still the most bought one... Anyway, about Win Phone 7, I think i will rise, but I don't think it's going to be that much of a boom. In my opinion Phone 7 lacks many ESSENTIAL features, however iPhone has previously many times proved that lack of essential features is by far not an obstacle (remember early iPhone releases?), but still Phone 7 shouldn't have that kind of attractive power that Apple had.