Research firm Canalys has confirmed that Google’s Android platform for smartphone has finally became the No.1 smartphone platform in the world now. Phone makers across the world has sold out the 32.9 million smartphones in the last quarter of 2010– more than any other smartphone platform out there and it absolutely surpasses it’s competitor and the former winner, Symbian, which has sold out 31 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2010.
We should note that many major smartphone manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, Huawei and ZTE have chosen the Android platform for their handsets and Nokia is the only phone maker, which has adopted Symbian OS, but Symbian still managed to make the 2nd place. Recently, DigiTimes have stated that entry-level Android powered handsets could reach 25 million units this year. This is another shot for the Symbian owner, Nokia.
20.3 million Android devices were sold in Q3 of the last year 2010, while the Symbian made the score of 29.9 million units in Q3. But surprisingly, BlackBerry is the most successful smartphone OS platform of 2010 in the UK, according to the stats by GfK.
Nokia will be introducing it’s smartphones powered by the new MeeGo OS soon in this year. We’ve to wait and see if Nokia will trigger and leads the No.1 spot in the future.