Gartner Says Android Beats Microsoft Smartphones, But Not Yet The Apple IPhone

Posted: May 19 2010, 3:26am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:10pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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There was some discussion around sales data last week that saw the Android OS overtaking the iPhone OS. Reuters reports that Gartner has just released new numbers for the smartphone market.
The Apple iPhone is still ahead of Android devices, but Gartner says that Android beat Apple in the North American market in the first quarter and would catch Apple soon globally.

Nokia is still in the lead followed by RIM and Apple. Android already pushed the Microsoft Windows based phones down to fifth place.
It really starts to get embarrassing for Microsoft. The world dominator in desktop operating systems is a fringe player in the mobile phone operating system market.

If Android really will over take the iPhone OS in 2010 will depend on the success of the new iPhone 4G. If I would be Apple I would get rid of the carrier exclusivity in the United States. This would be a big blow to Android phones as tons of customers are picking up an Droid Incredible because Verizon does not have the iPhone.

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