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Android Passes Symbian As Most-Shipped Mobile Platform 256

nk497 writes "Symbian is no longer the most-shipped mobile platform, with Android finally knocking Nokia's OS out of the number one position. Manufacturers shipped 32.9 million Android devices in Q4 of last year, compared to 31 million Symbian devices, according to Canalys. That gives Google a 33% share of the global mobile market, over 31% for Nokia's Symbian. 'It's gone from nowhere to number one in the space of two years, which is pretty impressive,' Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham said, predicting Android would double its growth rate this year."
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Android Passes Symbian As Most-Shipped Mobile Platform

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  • Re:Hmm... (Score:5, Informative)

    by Grokmoo ( 1180039 ) on Monday January 31, 2011 @10:08PM (#35063124)
    Despite the title, what this article is actually referring to is smartphone sales. That does not include iPods or iPads.

    What I find interesting is that despite essentially doubling their iPhone sales since the middle of 2010, Apple is now already a distant second to Android in terms of sales and smartphone market share. This situation is especially remarkable when you consider where Android was 2 or even 1 year ago.
  • Re:Hmm... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Microlith ( 54737 ) on Monday January 31, 2011 @10:59PM (#35063468)

    Apple devices are dirt cheap

    No they aren't. It only looks like that because you can't buy them in the US without agreeing to a 2 year contract with enormous monthly fees.

  • Re:Nokia (Score:5, Informative)

    by KozmoStevnNaut ( 630146 ) on Tuesday February 01, 2011 @06:06AM (#35065488)

    Nokia will be announcing the N9 at the MWC in a couple of weeks, supposedly it's the successor to the N900.

    Capacitive 800x480 (or higher) touch screen, hardware keyboard, Nokia's usual high-quality construction, Meego, probably 32-64GB storage, it's going to be a monster powerful device and probably replace my netbook altogether.

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