It happened even faster than the boldest forecasts promised: the operating system Google Android bypassed Symbian from Nokia and became the leader in the smartphone market. It became known after the Finnish company published reports for the last quarter.
From these reports we learn that for the 4th quarter of 2010 Nokia sold 28.3 million smartphones (and there is an opinion that these figures are very much drawn "by the ears" and the company included in the list models that, by definition, are not smartphones), while the number of phones that run on Android has surpassed 32 million units.
And the relocation Symbian to the second position was promised before the beginning of 2012, or even 2014.
In defense, of course. Nokia It can also be said that it is alone, while the devices under Android are produced by many companies. However, here we can recall a time when other major manufacturers were also producing devices under Symbian and blatantly wrong (to say the least) policy Nokia in this matter, resulted in the Finnish company being proudly left alone. At a time when Google did not put up any obstacles, thanks to which Android and became so popular.
Now predictions are being made as to when Symbian The company needs a new operating system as a matter of urgency. The company urgently needs a new operating system. And what it will become MeeGo already raises some doubts. There is speculation about the imminent emergence of machines Nokia on WindowsPhone 7.