Gartner released a report last Thursday, November 12, which showed some market share movements in the mobile OS space. iPhone and RIM gained market share, while Symbian and Windows Mobile lost share. Android has gone from 0 to almost 4% of market share. This is in line with Gartner’s prediction that by 2012, Android will be in 2nd place, edging out the iPhone platform, and part of the reason why we’ve focused our efforts in mobile development on Android
The charts below show mobile OS share from the 3rd quarter of 2008 compared with the most recent quarter.
Smartphone Global OS Market Share