Android Overtakes Microsoft and beats iPhone According to Gartner
Android is being quite the success for Google with Android grabbing 4th pace in the first quarter in quantity of handsets sold that feature the Android platform, and apparently overtook Microsoft’s Windows Mobile according to Gartner.
Tarmo Vieki of Reuters posted an article which says that Google’s Android was in 10% of smartphones sold during the quarter lags behind Nokia’s Symbian, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and Apple’s iconic iPhone.
However, the report did say that Android beat Apple in North America and would likely catch the iPhone on a global scale soon. Research vice president for Gartner, Caroline Milanesi said, “You have one vendor with one model and eight to nine vendors with many models — of course you get bigger volumes.”
With the exception of Nokia, all top phone vendors have either launched or are going to launch a smartphone that sports the Android platform, and Gartner stated that the growth of Android helped smartphone sales rise 49% in the January to March quarter with the global mobile phone market growing 17% year on year in the quarter.