Smartphone OS Market Share by Region


When considering mobile development, people often wonder which Smartphone OS they should be targeting. 

Symbian has recently released a quarterly corporate presentation that gives an introduction to Symbian and the global smartphone market. If you fast forward over all the marketing blurb you will eventually get to an interesting regional breakdown of the smartphone OS market share for 2006…

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These statistics were gathered by Canalys. This chart seems to become more interesting if you compare it with the same chart for 2004 which I included in an article in 2005… 

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I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions.

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