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Google's mobile operating system Android is continuing to dominate the market with significant growth in market share in a number of the world's major markets.

Google's mobile operating system Android is continuing to dominate the market with significant growth in market share in a number of the world's major markets.

 
A report by Kantar WorldPanel revealed that in the first quarter of the year Android more than doubled its market share in Spain and Italy, with figures now at 72 percent and 49 percent respectively. It also almost doubled its share in Germany to 62 percent.
 
However, the US and UK were not as favourable, with Apple closing the market share gap thanks to strong demand for its iPhone 4S.
 
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Windows Phone has seen some growth too, more than doubling to six percent in Germany and reaching between three and four percent in France, Italy, the UK, and the US. These are not particularly exciting results, especially when the lower market share of Symbian, which Nokia abandoned for Microsoft's platform, is taken into account.
 
The biggest loser in the smartphone battle is Research In Motion, the maker of the once popular BlackBerry. Last year its US market share was a healthy nine percent, but this year it has dropped to a measly three percent.
 
The continuing success of Android has been partly attributed to a slew of new smartphone models by Samsung and HTC, two of Google's main allies in the battle against Apple and smaller rivals.
 
Source: Reuters