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Gartner: Android Goes From Dead Last to Second Biggest OS in the World

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    More number crunching for you today. In a year-over-year report that doesn’t surprise us, Gartner reveals Android’s market share in all of 2010. How’d they do? They ranked second, with Symbian still holding the lead by a good margin. They had 22.7% of the market share in 2010, with Symbian owning 37.6%. In 2009, Android [...]

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  2. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    In before :

    It was only a matter of time...lol
     
  3. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    Android also powers a lot of crap devices, and is supported by many manufacturers, yet none are as profitable as Apple, and the app support is still pretty bad at this time.

    Total devices sold in this case, is not the best metric by any means. It's not even the 2nd best metric.

    The fact that android is number two, and still gets shoddy support from developers shows there is an inherent problem with android that Google needs to address.
     
  4. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    Ok explain to us then why with the old Win Mo doing the same thing, they couldnt do this vs. the iPhone.

    How is it that Android is doing something Win Mo shouldnt have let happen in the first place?

    According to you, its not because Android is a good product, but because its on alot of crap devices. Ok...
     
  5. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast

    Win Mo was an absolutely dreadful product, that was stomped to death by iOS.

    Android benefits greatly from being more iOS like for people who couldn't get an iPhone due to AT&T exclusivity. However, Android still comes up short but benefits from being the 2nd player in a duopoly most tech industries fall into. It's the best of the alternatives.

    That and it is supported by nearly all phone makers that are content to outsource OS development to Google. Better that than in-house laughable, expensive endeavors like the HTC Touch and Samsung Instinct.

    Then there is market saturation. Android is being put on nearly everything, which lends to it's great market presence, while at the same time getting less profits and support than iOS
     
  6. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    IMO, the only thing that really hurt Win Mo was waiting too long to go to capacitive screens. I dont know if a stylus based OS could use capacitive screens, but they waited too long.
     
  7. sarstube

    sarstube Member


    doesn't refute the facts. more people use android than ios. that's huge for a ui that didn't really hit the scene until 3 years ago.
     
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