The analyst firm Gartner predicts that, Symbian and Android will become the dominant mobile operating systems by 2014, each having approximately 30% of market share. All of the major OSes will decline in market share in terms of units sold by 2014 except for Android, which will steadily climb, Gartner predicted.
Gartner predicts Nokia Symbian’s share of the mobile OS market will rise from about 80.9 million units (46.9% share) in 2009 to 264.4 million units (30.2% share) in 2014. Even though the number of units increases, the market share decreases because the other OSes will also show increased sales.
According to the Gartner report, the market of Google’s Android OS will rise from 6.8 million units (3.9% share) in 2009 to 29.6% market share in 2014. Android is expected to get more popularity for being the Open Mobile OS. RIM’s BlackBerry OS is predicted to decline its market share of 19.9% in 2009 to 11.7 percent by 2014.