Android Mobile OS Will Be #2 By Years End, #1 By 2014

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In a report from Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, Android will become the No.2 Mobile Operating OS Worldwide, surpassing Research In Motion by years end. Given the success and availability of Android to all carriers, this was an inevitable feat. The report also noted that as of now Symbian, Nokia OS, will remain No.1, but will drop to No.2 in 2014 as Android maintains momentum across thw world. WOW! Check out the forecast below:

Forecast: Mobile Communications Device Open OS Sales to End Users by OS (Thousands of Units)

OS 2009 2010 2011 2014
Symbian 80,876.3 107,662.4 141,278.6 264,351.8
Market Share (%) 46.9 40.1 34.2 30.2
Android 6,798.4 47,462.1 91,937.7 259,306.4
Market Share (%) 3.9 17.7 22.2 29.6
Research In Motion 34,346.8 46,922.9 62,198.2 102,579.5
Market Share (%) 19.9 17.5 15.0 11.7
iOS 24,889.8 41,461.8 70,740.0 130,393.0
Market Share (%) 14.4 15.4 17.1 14.9
Windows Phone 15,031.1 12,686.5 21,308.8 34,490.2
Market Share (%) 8.7 4.7 5.2 3.9
Other Operating Systems 10,431.9 12,588.1 26,017.3 84,452.9
Market Share (%) 6.1 4.7 6.3 9.6
Total Market 172,374.3 268,783.7 413,480.5 875,573.8

Source: Gartner (August 2010)

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