Linux Dominates Mobile Computing, Windows a No-Show
Android Linux Rules
The latest smartphone sales figures from NPD Group show Google's Linux-based Android OS blowing the iPhone and Windows Mobile clean out of the water. The market research company's first-quarter 2010 figures reveal that although Research in Motion's (RIM's) OS still commands 36 percent of the market, Android grabbed second place with 28 percent, relegating Apple into a humiliating third place with just 21 percent. Microsoft? It's nowhere to be seen.
Here's why this is significant. Windows has been the enterprise desktop OS of choice for years, and there's little doubt that it's helped the sales of Windows servers and Windows Mobile devices to businesses. However, mobile computing is rapidly becoming the market that really counts...
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