nokia’s fall and android’s rise picking up many of those new customers, alongside Apple’s iPhone. Nokia had been tipped to ditch Symbian for Android, but instead plumped for Microsoft’s Windows 7 – but will it pay off, delay the inevitable decline, or even speed up the classic handset maker’s fall?
UNITS SOLD IN MILLIONS
Google’s handsets have been dubbed iPhone-killers, but it’s Nokia and its Symbian operating system that has suffered most. Android’s share of the smartphone market has leapt from zero to a market-leading 36% in three years. Overall smartphone sales have doubled during this period, with Google’s OS
mobile operating systems
number of Symbian handsets to ship by the end of 2010.
iPhone 3GS handsets sold within three days of its launch.
1m the number of
365m the total
74% the percentage of firms that now let workers use handsets other than a BlackBerry.
number of Android phones activated each day around the world.
Phone’s market share by 2012, as predicted by IDC.
Chart: Global smartphone sales from Gartner Stats: 100millionclub.com; Apple; Google; Bernstein Research; IDC
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