Canalys 2011 Full Year Stats

canalys.gifCanalys released their full year 2011 smartphone global sales stats last Friday. An amazing 488 million smartphone were shipped in 2011. While sales by individual companies are interesting, the table most useful for mobile developers is the split by platform…


Android now has more than double the market share of iOS. Symbian is dying fast. Windows Phone is dying even faster than Symbian. Personally, these stats reflect my decision last year to become an Android only developer having previously been multi-platform.

These stats and Nokia’s, so far, relatively unsuccessful take-up of Windows Phone also seems to support my belief last year that Nokia was making a bad decison that would be a fatal diversion. However, that’s another story that I hope to write about later this week, nearer the 1 year anniversary of that fateful day.