If you've managed to resist one of
the most innovative gadgets of
recent times, the Apple iPhone, it
seems you're in good company because
research tells us that Google's
Android platform is still proving
the most popular in its field.
Number one platform
IT Pro confirmed that of the 56
countries recently analysed by
research firm, Canalys, some 35
cited Android as their "number one
platform" for smartphones.
Chris Jones, an analyst at Canalys,
revealed: "Samsung has failed to
fully capitalise on Nokia's weakened
state around the world, as the
Finnish company rides out a
challenging transitional period.
"It's the best-placed vendor to
grow at Nokia's expense, taking
advantage of its global scale and
channel reach, but it hasn't yet
done enough to capitalise on this,
particularly in emerging markets."
Success comes at a price
Reuters.com also reported on
Google's success, but did claim that
with this comes a great "headache"
for the company. This is because the
makers of the Android software have
been hit with lawsuits from Oracle,
Microsoft and Apple - all regarding
alleged copyright claims.
Nevertheless, it seems Android is
storming ahead - for now.