Symbian^4 preview

Google Android got a lot of attention this week when CEO Eric Schmidt mentioned that over 200,000 Android powered phones are activated every day. That may be enough to make Android the most popular smartphone operating system in the US, but Symbian is still in the lead internationally. The Symbian Foundation released a statement this week stating that almost 300,000 Symbian devices are shipping every day.

That’s comes to more than 27 million devices in the second quarter of 2010 — and breaks down to about 3 devices every second.

Symbian has never really taken off in the US — and I suspect that won’t change anytime soon, what with Google continuing to bowl over the competition in the States. But it should be interesting to see whether the release of upcoming Symbian^4 operating system will help Symbian continue to hold onto its position in Europe and other areas.

via Gizmodo

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

2 replies on “Android may be on the rise, but Symbian ships 300,000 devices per day”

  1. That includes dumbphones. What are Nokia's SMARTPHONE numbers? There are no Android dumbphones by definition.

    1. Wha? Symbian OS is a smartphone OS. There aren’t Symbian “dumbphones”. As you said, there are no Symbian dumphones by definition.

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