Android becomes the #1 smartphone platform on the planet

Android grabs #1 smartphone crown from Symbian in 2011

It’s been on the cards for some time, but it’s now been officially confirmed: Android is now the popular mobile OS on the planet.

According to research firm Canalys, Google’s Android platform finally overtook the long-time market leader, Nokia’s Symbian in the fourth quarter, and is now the most popular smartphone platform in the known universe.

Android becomes the #1 smartphone platform on the planet

No less than 32.9 million Android phones were shifted by various manufacturers in the last quarter, a figure that saw the Android juggernaut accelerating past the reigning kings Symbian, who could only muster total sales of 31 million in the quarter.

UPDATE: here’s the full figures:

Android becomes the #1 smartphone platform on the planet

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