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Android popularity 'set to grow'

Android popularity 'set to grow'23 August 2011 14:44:19

Android might increasingly be the operating system (OS) of choice for people purchasing new smartphones and memory cards, if recent suggestions are anything to by.

Senior analyst for mobile devices at ABI Research Michael Morgan stated that the market share possessed by Android is likely to expand from its current level as more handsets make use of it.

"It gave these other players a chance to come in and put out some new phones that met that new trend that iOS had started; internet focus and apps," he said.

Mr Morgan added that part of the reason behind the success of the OS is branding, because it is more widely-known than the Nokia-owned Symbian, something he believes was an intentional move by the manufacturer.

The comments follow ABI Research figures, which indicated that Android had a 46.4 per cent share of the smartphone market at the end of the second quarter of this year.  ADNFCR-2752-ID-800708127-ADNFCR

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