For a long time, Symbian was the most popular smartphone operating system, but things have now changed. As per a study by research agency Canalys, Google’s Android operating system has overtaken the legacy of Symbian. The report says that Android shipments reached nearly 33 million as compared to 31 million Symbian shipments worldwide.
Android devices in India are made by companies like Micromax, Samsung, LG, HTC and Videocon etc, and the OS is likely to attract more brands in future. Further, as competition among Android smartphone manufacturers increases, product prices are expected to fall.
In another announcement Google recently revealed that it is hiring people who will contribute towards the Android App Market. With Google writing applications for its mobile operating system, speculation is that the applications will either be very nominally priced or will be free of cost.