We still might be seeing a growing number of users glued to various handsets powered by the Symbian OS but a recent report suggested that Google’s Android Operating System is on the highway to claim itself as the most popular mobile platform around the world. The report further revealed that the Android OS has now become the leader on the Asian market, overtaking the Symbian OS, which powers almost all the Nokia phones.
Even though Symbian is widely popular in eastern Asia, Android has been able to mark its success when Asia taken as a whole. You would find millions of Nokia handset users, due to which Symbian is surely the most popular smartphone operating system in eastern Asia.
Furthermore, the report marked Android as the second most used smartphone platform in the world. Back in September, a survey conducted by Gartner reported that Android stands as the second most popular smartphone platform in the world. And with the pace it grows or expands, Android would surely win the hearts of smartphone users and claim the top spot. More than 25 percent of smartphones are running Android OS with a great number of Symbian users declining.
The research firm noted that the data was collected from countries including, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
In another survey, smartphone sales grew in the Asian market by over 270 percent. More than 4.7 million units were sold over the last year. Total sales contributed to $1.48 Billion on the Asian market, while accounting to about half of the worldwide sales.
Two of the main contributers in bringing sales and gaining popularity for the Android OS were Samsung and HTC, which launched some high-end, powerful Android smartphones that worked more like computers.