Android and Apple gaining on Symbian smartphones in UK

Tuesday, 4th January 2011 18:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


A chart over on comScore shows that Google’s Android platform, along with Apple’s iPhone, is gaining on the popular Symbian smartphone market in the UK.

According to the chart, Android claimed a 14.9 percent share of the UK market in October 2010, up from just over 5 percent in May.

iPhone’s market share, meanwhile, went from 28.1 percent to 28.6 percent from May to October.

While Nokia’s Symbian is still the leader in the UK market share with 32.2 percent, the smartphone has shown a decline of of 7.5 points since May 2010.

We blame Angry Birds.



  1. El_MUERkO

    “I am so smart!”

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 LOL! YAY! Someone got it! :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. MushroomStamp

    WoW.. UK still using craptastic Symbian. Only dumb phones are sold with that symbian shit and those kind of people are irrelevant. Glad I’m here in the US where you have to work hard to find a symbian based POS.

    Android’s taking over the world :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Rhythm

    @3 sod off. Some of us want emails, calendar, video, internet in a cheap package that allows us to run our phones for more than 14 days on one charge. Android and iOS are lovely when you’re never two feet from a power outlet but Symbian still kicks arse when it comes to having a usable phone in your pocket

    #4 4 years ago
  5. MushroomStamp

    That’s cuz you guys don’t subsidized phones.. Here in the US, you get smart phones starting from free to $200. No symbian phone cant touch a smart phone for features and price. That’s why Symbian is Dead here in the US. They give you less for the same money. Only people that buy a dumb(feature) phone are really old people or people that know absolutely nothing about phones.

    Get over the power issue! Since all phones are now standardized with same power port (except iphone), charging a phone is NEVER a problem. Plug into any PC using a standard usb micro cable. All your friends and family use the same power cord. Plugging in once a day is not too much to ask and is WAY worth it.. just plug it in when you go to bed. NON ISSUE

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Crysis

    I bought the U8300 recently, it’s the cheapest Android on the market, but it’s still great, it does run Android 2.1 so most apps will work, unless they require a 1ghz+ processor or multitouch, it only senses 1 finger at a time.
    Been playing Pokemon Leaf Green & Sapphire quite a fair bit on it, i do own the physical gamess but my original DS broke & i cbf replacing it, 1st Nintendo product i owned since the Gameboy Colour, having thoughts about getting the 3DS, but i have low expectations again, the PSP had about a dozen games i would play, the DS only has only 2 games i would play, Pokemon Platinum & Pokemon Black or White.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @5, we definitely do get subsidized phones in the UK.

    That is all.

    #7 4 years ago

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