Report: Android to capture almost 50% market share by the end of 2012

Analysts have been predicting for months now that Google’s Android OS will become the number one mobile OS in the world by the end of this year. In the latest Gartner Research report they believe that Android will take commanding lead with 30.5% market share by the end of 2011 and skyrocket to almost 50% market share by the end of 2012. Following is Apple’s iOS platform with 19.02% market share in 2011 and slipping to 3rd place in 2015 to be beat out by Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS with 19.5% market share (thanks to the Nokia partnership). What about our Canadian pride Research in Mobile BlackBerry? Well, Gartner believes they will fall every year in market share to be at only 11.1%. The press release also stated that they estimate that worldwide smartphone sales to hit 468 million in 2011 (increase of 57.7% from 2010)

Source: Engadget