Gartner Says Android to Become No. 2 Worldwide Mobile Operating System in 2010 and Challenge Symbian for No. 1 Position by 2014
So Gartner weighs in on mobile phone market evolution over the next few years. Points which I found interesting:
- Apple does not control the universe, and in fact its market share will remain pretty much steady over the next few years.
- The only projected significant market growth comes for Android, and it is really significant.
- The imminent release of Windows Mobile 7 will have no positive effect on Microsoft’s market share, and in fact Gartner projects Windows Mobile to drop to only 3.9% market share by 2014 – even though is number of units will almost triple. It will be interesting to see if Windows Mobile 7 is as meaningless as they project.