SYMBIAN OS becomes the top browsing platform in 2011.
The battle between different mobile operating systems is getting more and more intense. Every single day, new mobiles are getting launched and companies are trying to integrate innovative features and latest operating systems. At times, it is quite a tough job to pick an appropriate mobile device. After mobile OS like Android, BlackBerry and iOS entered the scene, the older platforms were somewhere ignored. And SYMBIAN is one of them. SYMBIAN operating system is mostly deployed on Nokia phones. But due to its relatively older interface, it lagged behind other mobile operating systems. In order to get back its reputation in the mobile industry, the SYMBIAN developers tweaked it.
Although the platform is based on an open source code, the users are receiving fresh updates on a regular basis. A new year has begun and it has brought great news for the entire SYMBIAN community.
Recently, a survey disclosed that SYMBIAN was considered the best browsing software on mobile devices in 2011. According to StatCounter, a web-based program to keep a track on web usage, SYMBIAN operating system is ruling as far as surfing is concerned.
At the start of January 2011, the mobile OS had a share of 30.25% whereas by December, figures climbed upto 33.55%. In fact, Apple could not leave an impact on its users in December 2011. Only 22.61% of webpages were surfed from iOS which was very low as compared with 25.02% seen earlier.
On the other hand, Android operating system could thrive in the number game and scored 21.76%. This has been a great achievement. BlackBerry OS was at the bottom of the results with 15.03% of share in the beginning, later dropping to 7.82%.
However, the rest of the facts and figures of mobile industry are completely opposite. In reality, Android is leading the race with 52% of usage. And SYMBIAN holds 16.9% followed by iOS and BlackBerry OS with 15% and 11% respectively. By the end of 2012, developers involved in developing apps for different OS would be keen to sustain their position in the mobile industry. So, get ready to experience few more changes in the near future in SYMBIAN's interface.
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