Android picks off Apple


A report from Gartner has estimated the sales of the competing smartphone operating systems in the first quarter of 2011, putting Android on top.

Its marketshare rose from 9.6 percent in Q1 of 2010 to a 36 percent for Q1 2011, with more than 36 million devices shipped — more than triple the amount for the same time the previous year. Apple did well too, doubling shipments to rise from 15.3 percent to 16.8 percent marketshare.

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