Google’s Android to eclipse Nokia’s Symbian in 2012
The Technology Fortune blog from CNN is reporting that the Android OS will out-weigh Symbian in 2012. The information comes via an analyst company named ‘informa’. According to principal analyst Malik Kamal-Saadi, Nokia will suffer most from this trend. This is in part because they have the most to lose.
“Informa expects that the market share of Symbian, from total smartphone users, to drop significantly from 53 per cent in 2009 to 32 per cent in 2015. In terms of sales, smartphones powered by Android are expected to surpass these of Symbian as early as 2012,” he said.
We have heard from Google themselves that they are activated around 200,000 Android phones per day. If sales are now flat we can expect 147 million Android devices within two years. However, sales aren’t flat.
[ Source: Tech Fortune CNN]