Gartner says Android's position is two years earlier than expected
By Matt Hamblen, Computerworld September 10, 2010 12:00 PM ET
The Android will edge out Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Apple 's iOS for all of 2010 to become the second best-selling mobile operating system globally behind Nokia's Symbian, according to market research firm Gartner.
Gartner today also predicted that by 2014, Android will be neck-and-neck even with the Symbian OS, which is used in Nokia mobile phones.
Android's move to second place by the end of this year is almost two years sooner than Gartner predicted just a year ago.