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Market research/Analytics company Kantar Worldpanel has released a report on the sales of Android phones across Europe and also Australia and it shows that Australian sales for mobile phones running Android is at 56.9%, up 20.5% from the same time last year. As you can see from the table below, the 20.5% increase has come at the expense of phones running the Symbian, RIM and iOS operating systems, in my opinion this is perfectly understandable in the case of RIM and Symbian, however the iOS adoption rate should rise once again after the announcement and release of a new iPhone expected later in the year.

Another interesting point to note is that RIM seemingly cannot even compete with Windows Mobile, we’re not talking Windows Phone 7 which also grew, but the older Windows Mobile OS, so that isn’t good news for them. Check out the source link for the full release including statistics on Europe and the US.

Source: Kantar WorldPanel.
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