Google's Android is now the top smartphone platform in the world. "For the Q4'2010, 32.9 million Android-based smartphones were sold worldwide, beating 31 million in sales of devices running on Nokia's Symbian platform. However, Nokia remains the top global smartphone vendor, with a share of 28," according to Canalys.
The year-over-year growth is quite amazing: 615.1% from Q4'09 to 2010, thanks in part to strong performance by vendors LG, Samsung, Acer and HTC. Meanwhile, Nokia's share was devoured, falling from 44.4% in Q4'09 to 30.6% in Q4'10.
Android also dominated in the U.S., with 12.1 million sold in Q4, or nearly three times more than RIM's BlackBerry devices.
And, in the global tablet computer sales, Android's market share grew to 21.6% in Q4, up from 2.3% in the previous quarter. Apple's market share was at 75.3% in Q4, down from 95.5 the previous quarter. Apple sold 7.3 million iOS devices worldwide, while Android sold 2.1 million, according to Strategy Analytics.