Android Kicks Nokia’s Symbian To Become World’s Top Smart Phone Operating System
Google’s Android has kicked Nokia’s Symbian operating system for smart phones to become the top smart phone operating system. This shift was expected as Android runs on devices manufactured by several different companies, while Nokia’s Symbian runs only on devices manufactured by Nokia.
According to a report from Reuters, 32.9 million handsets running Android were sold worldwide in the last three months of 2010, while 31 million handsets running on Symbian were sold in the fourth quarter of the year 2010. Apple iPhone sales rose to 16.2 million units in the fourth quarter, up from 8.7 million a year earlier.