Smartphone sales have continued to explode with analyst firm Gartner reporting an almost 50% increase in the first quarter of 2010. Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, also states that..
“Android’s momentum continued into the first quarter of 2010, particularly in North America, where sales of Android-based phones increased 707% year-on-year.”
Microsoft took a beating, with Android outperforming the Windows Mobile OS and pushing it into fourth place for the first time. Last year Microsoft had a 10.2% share of the market – this year it’s 6.8%. Android have leap-frogged Microsoft, rising from a 1.6% market share in 2009 to a 9.6% share.
Link – Gartner.com