Google Android to be #2 Mobile Operating System by 2013 Buzz this

Posted by Prasada Martala Feb 21, 2010

According to a recent IDC Forecast and Analysis report on Worldwide mobile operating system for 2009-2013, Google's Android Mobile OS is going to reach 68 million units making it the second most popular smartphone operating system behind Nokia's Symbian by 2013. The report notes that Android OS is going to see a compound annual growth rate of 150.4% between 2008 and 2013. Nokia's Symbian operating system is going to maintain its lead as the most popular mobile OS, while Apple's iPhone operating system and webOS continue to gain market share. By 2013, the worldwide shipment of smartphones is going to be more than 390 million units.

Google announced first Android based smartphone Droid in collaboration with Motorola on Nov. 6 2009. Since then, mobile device manufactures introduced a slew of Android based smartphones, including Nexus One, which Google released on Jan. 5 2010 in collaboration with hardware manufacturer HTC.

Apple's iPhone held 14.4% smartphone market share in 2009 behind Nokia and Research In Motion (RIM), according to another report from IDC.



Phone



Android Version

Google Nexus One 2.1
HTC Corporation2.1
Dell Mini 5 above 1.6
Acer Liquid e2.1
Motorola Heron 2.0
Motorola Droid 2.0
HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) 1.0
HTC Magic (T-Mobile myTouch 3G) 1.5
HTC Hero (T-Mobile G2 Touch) 1.5
HTC Click 1.6
Samsung Galaxy 1.5
Samsung Moment 1.5
Motorola CLIQ 1.6
Sony Ericsson Xperia 1.6


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