It is no wonder that Android is the most popular smartphone OS at this time. That’s not it. It has an equally popular app market. Google also revealed that the Android Market has reached 10 billion downloads as well!
Android is now the world’s most popular smartphone platform. According to the recent data from Canalys, the mobile OS has surpassed Nokia/Symbian’s share of 30.6%. With an overall market share of 32.9% and 33.3 million unit shipments (for Q4 2010), Android is now second to none. Meanwhile Apple’s iOS is third on the list with 16% market share and 16.2 million shipments (for Q4 2010).
Android is growing fast, much faster than any other mobile OS. Now, recent data indicates that atleast 83% of all Android devices are running version 2.0 or above. Google’s latest release, version 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo, is currently running on 43.4% of all Android devices.