Google’s Android Gets Share In Smartphones – SurveyNews — By Naveen Vaidhya on May 16, 2012 at 6:51 am
Helsinki – In early 2012, the market of Google’s Android smartphone software has been stretched, supported by new models from handset makers such as HTC & Samsung and heaping the pressure of rivals such as Nokia & Research In Motion.
On Tuesday, the survey from Kantar disclosed, Android getting share highly in majority of 7 prime markets, France, Britain, Australia, Italy, Germany, United States, and Spain – in the twelve weeks to mid-April.
In Italy and Spain, its market share higher than doubled year-on-year to seventy two per cent to forty nine per cent separately, in Germany it is almost doubled to sixty two per cent.
Sturdy demand for iPhone 4S supported market No. 2 Apple slender the gap with Android in Britain and United States, however its share dropped in continental Europe.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone started to show few signs of development, thanks to the Nokia’s decision to switch its heritage Symbian stage for Windows.
In Germany Windows’s higher than doubled to six per cent around the last year, and mounted to 3-4 per cent in France, United States, Italy, and Britain.
These expansions came at expenditure of Nokia’s Symbian platform and Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, the largest market share failures. In U.S market RIM’s share fallen to only 3% from 9% a year former.
Kantar said “ HTC’s One X model made a robust start in Britain, making the Top 10 list for the twelve week duration even if it was on sale for lower than a week.