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Old 08-02-2010, 05:36 PM   #8
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Here's the worldwide picture from a BBC article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10839034

Basically Symbian still way out in front, but Android with dramatic growth and sniffing at RIM's heels for the number two slot.

This is based on shipments for Q2 rather than sales, but the article notes that the sales do tend to match the shipment trends.

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Wow this is quite impressive it looks like Android has passed up iPhone world wide. And is only 1% way from catching up to RIM.

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Isn't this where Android 3 will come into play on release in October, with support for much higher resolutions and an improved interface? The Android API already allows for apps to adjust to multiple platforms sizes (scaling to a standard of small, medium and large screens and low, medium and high resolutions), though it relies on the app developers building in the support, of course.

It looks like there's a lot of work going on behind the scenes to make all this come together.

Graham
Considering that 2.2 was released earlier this year, I'd be real surprised if 3.0 came out this year. I'm guessing a lot of tablets will come out with 2.1-2.2 with the promise of upgrading to 3.0. Regardless nobody knows what google has in store for Android 3.0 (aka Gingerbread)

Samsung has been sending letters to individual developers informing them that their products do not work for larger format devices.
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