Android Marches Ahead: 30% Market share by 2014

I had stated earlier in my blog (May 18th, 2010) that the “Android Platform” will come to dominate the market for thin-clients, cloud computing, consumer electronics and ultra mobile internet devices market.

Now Gartner has also concurred with my forecast in a latest report Forecast: Mobile Communications Devices by Open Operating System, 2007-2014,” which is available on Gartner’s website. According to Gartner, the worldwide mobile operating system (OS) market will be dominated by Symbian and Android, as the two OSs will account for 59 find this.8 percent of mobile OS sales by 2014.

Nokia has a strong presence in the emerging market and it should not come as a surprise that Symbian will retain its foothold on the market even though Nokia continues to lose market share. image

Mobile Communications Device Sales to End Users by OS -Market Share Forecast ( Source: Gartner, Aug-2010)

I foresee RIM or one of the upstarts from either China or India emerge as a new player in the mobile handset space. Let the fun begin.

As of 2010, the market share standings for the various mobile-device operating systems is forecasted to be as follows: