And the winner is?
If proof was ever needed on why businesses should consider mobile software development and apps as a means to engage and connect with their customers then the recently published stats should go some way to convincing businesses. Overall Smartphone sales grew by 71.1% in 2010 compared to the previous year and accounted for 19% of total mobile sales.
Market share of smartphone sales in 2010 (2009 figure in brackets)
- 1. Nokia Symbian – 37.6% (46.9%)
2. Android (right) – 22.7% (3.9%)
3. Research In Motion – 16% (19.9%)
4. iOS – 15.7% (14.4%)
5. Microsoft – 4.2% (8.7%)
Pushed by Motorola’s Droid devices, Samsung’s Galaxy S line and HTC’S Desire, Incredible and Evo 4G, Android captured 22.7% of the market.
This was a rise of 888.8% from its 4% stake in 2009.
As smart phones continue their dominance and increase their percentage of the overall mobile phone sales the whole application eco system will become evermore ingrained in society.