Gartner has just published its latest research report on the share of smartphone operating system market in Q3 2011. In just one year of Android’s market share has doubled from 25.3% to 52.5%. In practice holds over Android 50% of global market share among mobile operating systems. If we analyze the data on phones sold, and 3rd quarter of 2010 over 20 million Android devices sold.
This year the number has tripled to 60 million. Much of the success of Android can be attributed to the growth of the market and the growing number of Android based devices in the world are still very high numbers.
While Android leaves a vacuum behind it, in the following positions are Symbian (16.9%), IOS (15%), BlackBerry (11%), WindowsPhone (1.5%) and all the other concentrates on the “other” category (0.9%). The only platform other than Android with an increase of 50% is Samsung Bada OS, increased from 1.1% last year to 2.2% (percentages are very low, although there has been growth).
We will see in the results for Q4 2011 which will include the Christmas and the refurbished Windows Phone 7 partnership with Nokia. Android will be able to earn more?