Symbian to still have 39% of market share by 2012
According to ComputerWorld, Gartner issued a report stating that Symbian worldwide market share will continue to fall, but will still lead all other mobile platforms by a huge margin. While the focus of the article is on the predicted success of Android, it is interesting to see they predict Android will be in second place with 14.5% while Symbian will still be at 39%. I am not sure where the Nokia Maemo platform shakes out in all of this (do analysts include this in Symbian?), but if the Nokia N900 is successful and Nokia continues to develop for this platform we may see these numbers rise.
Just because Symbian will continue to blow away all other platforms in market share I don’t think Nokia can sit idly by and know they are continuing to work on new devices and updates to the operating system. The world of mobile is exciting and fun to be a part of, isn’t it?