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Research Firm Says Android Is Now Number 1 In Smartphones

     
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Research Firm Says Android Is Now Number 1 In Smartphones [guardian.co.uk]
Google's Android overtook the long-time market leader, Nokia's Symbian, as the world's most popular smartphone platform in the fourth quarter, according to the research firm Canalys.

In total, 32.9m phones running Android were sold to retailers and mobile networks in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with Symbian's total sales of 31m in the quarter, the researcher said.

In a press release, Canalys noted that Nokia had however retained its lead as the single biggest smartphone vendor, with a 30.6% share of phones shipped.