Gartner, one of the most trusted names in wireless research, released their end of 2010 studies today which revealed the Android operating system had an increase of 888.8 percent across the world. This comes right on the heels of IDC’s news that smartphone sales topped PC sales last quarter for the first time ever. IDC reported yesterday that 92 million PCs were sold last quarter while 100.9 smartphones were sold last quarter.
Gartner goes on to say that smartphone sales were up overal 72.1 percent from 2009.
In terms of just OS Symbian had 37.6% of the market share for 2010. Android came in at 22.7$. Rim had 16% of the market share. Apple had only 15.7% of the market share. This is a worldwide survey. Microsoft, with their new WP7 coming out very late in the year, did a whopping 4.2% of the market share in 2010.
Source: Tech Crunch