According to Gartner an independent Electronics Research firm, Google's
Android operating system will out RIM's Blackberry software from the
number two spot world-wide by the end of 2010. By the end of 2014
Google will have their sights set on taking down Nokia and their Symbian
Gartner predicts that Android and Symbian will be the top operating
platforms for mobile devices in 2014 accounting for nearly 59.8 percent
of the mobile OS sales.
Gartner further predicts that open source operating systems will
continue to sustain a greater than 60 percent hold on the market place.
Operating platforms for companies like Apple and RIM will continue to
grow in units, but the growth rate will be well below industry averages.