Google’s Android OS has surpassed Apple iOS to reach the status of Europe’s second top smartphone platform across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Symbian OS remains at number one, according to Internet marketing research company comScore, but Nokia are set to ditch it later this year in favour of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform.
Android’s explosion in popularity was a driving force behind “significant growth” in smartphone adoption from 2010. During July 2011, almost one in every four smartphone users in EU5 reported using an Android smartphone. read more