Android’s rise isn’t going to be stopped even a little bit in 2011. According the latest Mobile Phone Tracker from IDC, Android is expected to capture 39.5 percent of total worldwide smartphone share this year and will be the front runner in the smartphone OS segment.
“Android is poised to take over as the leading smartphone operating system in 2011 after racing into the number 2 position in 2010,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Devices Technology and Trends team. “For the vendors who made Android the cornerstone of their smartphone strategies, 2010 was the coming-out party. This year will see a coronation party as these same vendors broaden and deepen their portfolios to reach more customers, particularly first-time smartphone users.”