Android Drives World Smartphone Growth
Android has largely driven the growth of smartphones worldwide, with the fastest-growing handset makers- HTC, Samsung and Motorola- showing the largest growth. That's according to research released Tuesday by research firm iSuppli Corp.
Nokia, despite little presence in the U.S., maintains the #1 spot in worldwide smartphones market share with 39.7 percent, following by Research in Motion and Apple. But HTC took the fourth spot after jumping more than 63 percent since last quarter, followed by Samsung (up 55.6 percent) and Motorola.
“Every brand that has put effort into designing smart phones using Google’s mobile operating system is riding the Android wave,” Tina Teng, senior analyst for wireless communications at iSuppli, said as part of the announcement. “From the spectacular growth of HTC and Samsung, to the steady advances of Motorola, Android is the secret sauce for smart phone growth for many companies in 2010.”