Android passes Windows Mobile market share – says Gartner

A new report from Gartner shows no real surprises in the trends in the smartphones market.

While RIM and Apple continues to be strong in smartphones sales, Android has passed Microsoft's Windows Mobile and is now the fourth largest smartphone operating system.

Gartner estimates consumers bought about 8.4 million iPhones in the first quarter, compared to 5.2 million Android phones. This is significantly different than another report done by NPD Group that talked about Android passing iPhone sales in the US… oh boy… numbers numbers numbers…


Smartphones accounted for 17.3 per cent of all mobile handset sales in the first quarter of 2010, up from 13.6 per cent in the same period in 2009.