Some recent studies including Gartner, during the first quarter of 2011 revealed that Google’s Android has become the most popular mobile operating system, leaving one time smartphone giants Blackberry and Nokia far behind.
Below is the Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 1Q11 (Thousands of Units), prepared by Gartner Research.
Android mobile operating system was launched recently but it has surprised all of us with the enormous success it has received in such a short time. The Infographic below shows various details on how Android OS evolved from incubator in 2003. The OS did not receive big adoption till 2007 when Google bought in 2005 and added more features to it. The graphic also shows new features and enhancements added to every release of the OS starting from Android 1.0 to the latest release of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).