Android to capture 49% of market by 2012
Google`s Android will become the most popular smartphone operating system by 2012.
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.