Gartner: Android Will Be Challenging for World's No. 1 Mobile OS by 2014
Between its technology and its business model, Google’s Android is moving inexorably toward the top of the worldwide mobile OS heap, according to the latest projections from Gartner. The research outfit expects Android’s market share to move past RIM’s and Apple’s into the No. 2 spot this year, and be running neck and neck with Nokia’s Symbian for the lead by 2014. Over that period, Gartner sees Apple holding steady, RIM dropping back and Microsoft remaining a minor player.