Lol, funny to read in 2015, they didint expect what Nokia will dissappear and blackberry will cover some small niche market :)
See this statatics, and think about nokia not loosing market share only operating system, And compare to andriod Micro soft operating, and mac si always best, Andriod is the worst opertaing system only for app and enterinment, no use
Android will rule the smartphones - I DON'T THINK SO..
Some Samsung Phones reboots by itself because of the Android OS
Kris, 15 Apr 2011I dont know where you read that Apple is leading, but Apple NEVER led, NEVER held the number o... moreSymbian is not dying. At least it's not being killed by Nokia. Nokia have promised to continuously update Symbian. There are still 250 million Symbian users, and 150 million more expected.
No one can't be sure about Symbian's marketshare, as no one really knows how good the upcoming updates will make Symbian. But as far as I have seen, the new updates will make it more snappy.
mickal, 12 Apr 2011keep dreaming - Apple will always lead with the others trailling behind desperate to keep up..... moreI dont know where you read that Apple is leading, but Apple NEVER led, NEVER held the number one spot in terms of mobile phone OS sales. Android ate up Symbian, jumping from third to first, while Symbian dropped from first to third, with Apple sitting still at second, which is normal since Symbian is dying.
keep dreaming - Apple will always lead with the others trailling behind desperate to keep up...Android is way too buggy and unreliable esp with Apps...
Like others have said, unless there is another company starting a new OS that will be made available to *all* brands it's virtually impossible to catch up on Android's growth. Of all OS's, at this point, this is also the most accessible OS, both for users and developers, and currently offers just as much (and more) as the iOS/Symbian or WP7 in terms of apps and functionality.
Long story short, unless there will be dramatic failure on Android's end (a buggy update, for example, or a global security leak) there is little to stop its advance. Update 2.3 will only make Android bigger, and the Honeycomb will make it available to the new market of Pads.
Apple will keep providing a select group of high-end users and some midrange consumers who actually suffer from a monthly cost they won't proceed with after having had their first 2 year Iphone contract. If Apple expands the market with low/midrange versions the unique approach they have, will be lost, and they will become identical to any other electronics brand out there, with many different models, which will instead marginalize them rather than provide growth.
Gartner is wrong, we all agree.
I think for starters it's wrong to compare OS, as android is skinned and modified so it doesn't work the same. A better comparison would be each iteration of OS and custom skin. I know that androids run on so many different brews for so many different models that you can't compare apples one OS and one Phone to the market share of a whole range of phones. you can't compare the sales of a single model against that many phones.
Android only holds market share by being able to run on crappy phones and very badly, blackberry shouldn't be considered a smart phone anyway as it can barely run small res screens.
It would be better to devise a way of comparative CPU power and graphics, memory etc with sales as not all phones are equal, and with tablets, apps and accessories the lines are further blurred.
At the end of the day just cos people are buying them doesn't make them good.
Quoting an obviously US-centric perspective inevitably produces a badly skewed result - so is only of use to an Americam audience. However it shows uncommonly strong faith in the world-leader Nokia since they have an enormous challenge trying to drag WM up from its long-term bottom place - to anywhere at all, let alone second place - wow,that would be an achievement! Go Nokia!
Guys, Android is free, so many phone manufacturers will go that way. If Google plays it's cards the right way, they could rule the phone market, but it comes to the manufacturers to build proper android devices.
Apple will have the best unit as log as they keep building just one. If they were to develop more models like other manufacturers do, they will have the same problems. It's like having a team working on one phone or having the same team on 20 phones... get it? RIM will always have their share of business market, mostly due to their data encryption system (it rocks!).
They all have great OSes with advantages and disadvantages... so chose you best fit!
At the end of the day, nothing to worry about. Competition increases good products at better prices, and the best products win the day.
Us customers just have to sit back, and just enjoy the great stuff that will come our way.
i dont tink android is a pure smartphone os.ofcorse it has some extraordinary features.
men are always used to take newer tings.thats why android market is increasing very fast.i don't agree with gartners.apple,syimbian or a new os maybe unix based os wil be the next one.
I think gartners numbers for MS include WinMo, so their predictions are off. Im guessing android is more likely to reach 55 to 60% marketshare, at cost mainly to MS, as well as a couple percent from RIM given androids recent enterprise improvements.