Mobile recycling could allow for a smartphone purchase

24 February 2010 — 3:24 PM

iPhone OS has grown in popularity

Consumers could be interested to hear new research that reveals which smartphone operating systems (OS) grew in popularity most last year.

Research from Gartner found the Apple's iPhone OS and Google's Android OS grew fastest in 2009, with Apple now possessing a 14.4 per cent share of the market following a 6.2 per cent growth.

Google's Android increased by 3.5 per cent and now has a market share of 3.9 per cent.

Roberta Cozza, principal research analyst at Gartner, said: "Android's success experienced in the fourth quarter of 2009 should continue into 2010 as more manufacturers launch Android products."

She added that some concern had been expressed by certain communications service providers and manufacturers have expressed growing concern about Google's intentions in the mobile market.

The most popular OS is Symbian with 46.9 per cent of smartphones sold using it, a decrease from the 52.4 per cent share it had in 2008.
People may wish to consider recycling their used mobile to receive cash to put towards a new smartphone.

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