Gartner Report: Android Market Share Keeps Ramping Up
The latest Gartner press release about the mobile market recently published shows another great quarter for Android in terms of market share.
Android's market share more than doubled compared to last year's figure over the same period from 25,3% to 52,5%. Symbian's rapid decline naturally continues with the OS being discontinued and RIM/Microsoft also lost some steam - mostly due to absense of new releases in the past few months.
Apple also saw a decrease in market share, as consumers obviously waited for the new model announcement in October .
The weak competitive environment during this period is considered to have greatly helped Android in its quest of becoming a sort of dominant design, at least temporarily. Samsung's superb flagship model, Galaxy SII also contributed a lot to the current picture.
As the technology pace is increasing, it seems that continuously offering new products will play an increasingly important role in consumer's decisions. The large amount of phones packing Android being released all the time is definitely helping it grow.
It also seems that Apple's vast technological advantage is rapidly vanishing, with competitors being able to offer similar or superior devices in terms of hardware - and 2011 is probably the first year other smartphones can stand toe to toe with the iPhone.