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Symbian still tops in Europe, but Android is catching up fast

News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday September 13, 2011.

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The latest report from comScore on the European smartphone market shows that Symbian still has the largest share of the market, but Android is hot on its heels.

According to comScore's numbers, Nokia's Symbian platform held on to 37.8 percent of the market, though it dropped 16.1 points compared to what it had last year. Google's Android, on the other hand, shot up 16.2 percentage points, settling at 22.3 percent of the market, and taking the number 2 spot away from Apple's iOS, which grew to 20.3 percent, a modest 1.2 point gain.

For manufacturers, HTC was the most prolific Android maker, as it captured 34.6 percent of the European market. Samsung came in second with 31.7 percent, while Sony Ericsson was the number 3 Android manufacturer with 15.1 percent of the market.

ComScore's report analyzed smartphone ownership in the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK). Data was compiled over a three month period from May to July 2011.

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