Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform is in trouble with new research revealing that Google and their Android software is more popular than the Microsoft offering this is despite the fact that one of the biggest selling phones at Telstra last month was the HTC HD2 which runs on a Windows Mobile platform.
According to research Company Gartner, Google’s Android was the fourth most popular operating system on smartphones sold in the first quarter, research firm Gartner said overnight.
Android, which was in 10 percent of smartphones sold in the quarter, still lags Nokia’s Symbian, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion and Apple.
Gartner said Android phones were already outselling the iPhone in some markets less than two years after the Internet search giant entered the market.
More and more start-ups are developing applications for Android, boosting interest among consumers and posing increasing risk to Apple, venture capitalists told a Reuters Summit in San Francisco.
While Apple’s app store offers more than 200,000 games, tools and other software to jazz up the iPhone, against just 38,000 for Android, the openness of Google’s mobile operating system is helping it gain popularity with developers.