Gartner have just released their worldwide mobile phone sales stats for Q3 2010. Mobile developers will be interested in the table listed by operating system…
I have been following Gartner stats for years (see links below) but this set of figures represents the largest and fastest change that I have ever seen. Here are some observations…
- The total number of smartphones sold has nearly doubled in just one year!
- Android has gone from nowhere (3.5%) to 25.5 market share.
- Android is selling significantly more than iOS.
- Symbian, the past’s long term leader, has seen significant decline in market share.
What’s even more interesting is that smartphones now represent 19.3% of the total phone market. We have now rearched the stage where developing for mobile can reach a very large number of people.