The latest stats from Canalys reveal that the smart phone market exceeded 100 million units in 2010 and topping the sales chart are Android powered smartphones, slightly edging out Nokia and their Symbian platform devices. Android surged ahead by shipping some 32.9 million devices Globally while Symbian was close behind at 31 million units.
A few other numbers:
- Nokia did retain its position as the leading global smart phone vendor, with a share of 28%. The fourth quarter also saw the worldwide smart phone market continue to soar, with shipments of 101.2 million units representing year-on-year growth of 89%
- HTC and Samsung together accounted for nearly 45% of Google OS-based handset shipments.
- At a regional level, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) remained the largest market, with shipments totalling 38.8 million and a year-on-year growth rate of 90%.
- The US landscape will shift dramatically this coming year, as a result of the Verizon-Apple agreement
- Android was by far the largest smart phone platform in the US market in Q4 2010, with shipments of 12.1 million units
See complete details and a summary – Google’s Android becomes the world’s leading smart phone platform