Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Android Surpasses Symbian OS

As the experts have predicted, and at the expense of Nokia, Android has overtaken the Symbian operating system for mobile phones.

Phone manufacturer Nokia has long withstood industry prediction of Symbian loosing to the up and rising Android OS. And true enough, in the recent months,
"Google’s operating system for cellphones has overtaken Nokia’s Symbian system as the market leader, ending the Finnish company’s long reign, a British research firm said Monday,...through December, manufacturers shipped 33.3 million cellphones running Android, Google’s free, open-source cellphone operating system, up from just 4.7 million a year earlier, according to Canalys, a research firm in Reading, England, " as quoted from NY Times.

Obviously, this is good news for Google. On the other hand, Nokia has been sending out feelers that there will be some changes within Nokia as well; perhaps endorsing a new main operating system that would rival Android?

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