Guys and gals, here is an extract from the Gartner report detailing worldwide market share of various mobile operating systems. Android rules, but the achievement of iOS cannot be ignored, as Apple makes only two devices and those are the most expensive on the market.
You see, on Less Apple, we give the devil his due, unlike the company this blog claims to cater less to. Go figure :-)
4Q11 Market Share (%)
4Q10 Market Share (%)
Research In Motion
Source: Gartner (February 2012)
There are other interesting observations. Symbian shrinks to 1/3rd of its former market share and that is a stunning achievement by Nokia as well: seldom has a company messed up as badly in so short a time.
Microsoft loses half its miniscule market. This can only point to bleak prospects ahead for Windows Phone 7; what makes it worse is that WP7 is a fairly good OS.