30 Mar '11, 12am

A market research firm predicts that the smartphone market will grow 50% in 2011, with Android to become the leading OS

The worldwide smartphone market will grow nearly 50 per cent this year, while Google's Android will take over as the leading operating system, technology market research firm International Data Corp predicted. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING WASHINGTON - THE worldwide smartphone market will grow nearly 50 per cent this year and Google's Android will take over as the leading operating system, a technology market research firm said on Tuesday. International Data Corp (IDC) said smartphone vendors are expected to ship more than 450 million smartphones in 2011 compared to 303.4 million last year. IDC said the smartphone market will grow more than four times faster than the overall mobile phone market as consumers and enterprise users upgrade their basic handsets to smartphones with advanced features. The research firm said Android is expected to surpass Nokia's Symbian in 2011 and bec...

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