Mobile Stats, Android and Fragmentation

gartner136.gifThe theme today seems to be mobile stats and different ways to view them. First take a look at Gartner’s Q1/2012 stats released today. The interesting part for mobile developers is the breakdown by operating system…

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Android has made a large gain in market share. Symbian is dying fast and Microsoft has less share than Bada that, according to rumour, will be retired soon. If the Gartner stats aren’t enough for you, take a look at the Google sponsored Our Mobile Planet, that allows you to create your own charts based on consumer stats. Finally, if your focus is Android then visit the opensignalmaps fascinating analysis of Android fragmentation and then read how Google is shifting tack to try to reduce fragmentation.