Google Inc's Android software will become the world's second most popular operating system for cell phones this year, leapfrogging rival offerings from Microsoft Corp, Research in Motion and Apple Inc, according to a new report.
By 2014 Android will account for nearly 30 per cent of all cell phone operating system sales, according to research firm Gartner, putting it in position to challenge Nokia Corp's Symbian software, which has reigned as the top mobile operating system for years.
Symbian will have a 30.2 per cent share of the global market in 2014, according to Gartner, compared to Android's 29.6 per cent.Image: Dell Inc. has released on August 24, 2010, its first U.S. smartphone, the Aero, shown in this undated publicity photograph. The Aero, a 3.5 inch Android device will cost about $100 on AT&t's network.Text:
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