/>
X

Android ruled 2010, but 2011 gains may be harder to come by

Android took over the mobile landscape. However, 2011 may tell a more interesting tale.
larry-dignan-eic.jpg
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributing Editor on

Google's Android was the story of 2010 as the mobile operating system became the largest smartphone platform, according to data from Canalys.

Here's the breakdown via Canalys:

Hard to argue with those statistics. Android took over the mobile landscape. However, 2011 may tell a more interesting tale.

A few items noted by Canalys:

  • Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 shipped too late to make it into the fourth quarter recap. If you assume that Microsoft sold anything that'll move the needle somewhat.
  • Verizon is getting the iPhone. That move should meaningfully move Apple up the charts perhaps at Android's expense.
  • However, Android is going to AT&T too.

In other words, 2010 was clearly the year of Android. In 2011, future gains will be harder to come by.

Related

Delta Air Lines just made an embarrassing announcement (you may be livid)
screen-shot-2022-06-22-at-3-50-54-pm.png

Delta Air Lines just made an embarrassing announcement (you may be livid)

Business
US weather, climate forecasting is about to get way better
screen-shot-2017-09-07-at-1.jpg

US weather, climate forecasting is about to get way better

Innovation
On July 12, we'll see the universe like never before
51656393132-ca88bc21e3-k

On July 12, we'll see the universe like never before

Space