Android to capture 49% of market by 2012

Google`s Android will become the most popular smartphone operating system by 2012.

Last Updated: Apr 08, 2011, 15:48 PM IST

New York: Google`s Android will become the most popular smartphone operating system and will account for 49 percent of the market by 2012, a research firm has said.
According to projections by information-technology firm Gartner, worldwide smartphone sales will reach 468 million units in 2011, a 57.7 percent increase from 2010, Xinhua reported.

The company predicts that Apple`s iOS will remain the second biggest platform worldwide through 2014 although its share will decrease slightly after 2011.

Microsoft`s Windows, driven by its partnership with Nokia, is expected to become the third largest in the worldwide ranking by 2013.

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