The Motorola Droid kicked off the Android boom earlier this year, and according to market share analysts, this won’t be stopping any time soon. In fact business and technology experts, Gartner, say that Android will be the market leader by 2014.
The move to the number one spot is already underway as Gartner predict that the Android platform will be established as the 2nd most used operating system by the end of this year – ahead of RIM, Windows Mobile and iOS. The next step is to get ahead of Nokia’s Symbian operating system and with Symbian being strongly associated with the older generation of multimedia phones, this could go in Android’s favour as it has only been used by the smartphone market.
And what about Apple’s iOS? Well, the experts are looking back to what happened with Apple’s personal computers in the 1980s. Back then the manufacturer dreamt up an innovative, industry changing product, but were eventually squeezed into a corner by a strong competitor. Sound familiar?
Do you think Android will become the market leader in the next few years?