Canalys tracked the smartphone markets in many countries and came to a conclusion that Android has already conquered 48 percent total market share worldwide. This is an absolute dominance, but not everything is in a favor of Google.
The survey showed Android is the number one platform in 35 of 56 countries. Apple is only in the second position with 19 percent even after selling 20.3 million iPhones. Obviously, Android is the main operating system for many smartphone manufacturers like HTC, Motorola, LG and Samsung, and this is why Google’s platform is this popular.
Now, to eliminate Google’s dominance, Microsoft, RIM and Apple combined forces with three other companies to outbid Google at an auction for Nortel’s wireless patents. This can become a headache for Google, since if this “pact” wins the lawsuit, the software giant will have to pay huge fees.
No matter how far Android goes, all these numbers will change soon, as iOS becomes more and more popular, not to mention Windows Phone OS. Though Google had started developing Android from 2005 and introduced it to mobile manufacturers back in 2008, we can say Android became really popular only during the last year. So there is still much work to do…
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