According to a recent survey conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC), Android is expected to capture nearly 40 % of the smart phone market in this year. According to the survey, by 2015, Android and Windows phone operating systems will totally oust Symbian as a leading player in the market having a total share of around 65%.
IDC even reports that the smart phone market would grow by around 49% within this year. According to Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Devices Technology and Trends team,
Android is poised to take over as the leading smart phone operating system in 2011 after racing into the number 2 position in 2010. For the vendors who made Android the cornerstone of their smart phone strategies, 2010 was the coming-out party. This year will see a coronation party as these same vendors broaden and deepen their portfolios to reach more customers, particularly first-time smart phone users.
(Press Release, via Androidos.in)