48 percent of all smart phones that was shipped from the factory during the second quarter of 2011, was running Android as an operating system, according to a press release from the research firm Canalys.
Android has quickly become a giant in the smart phone market. No fewer than 51.9 million Android-equipped phones was shipped from the factories during the second quarter of 2011.
This is an increase of almost five times compared to the same period last year. The operating system is also said to be the most popular in 35 of the 56 countries that Canalys collected data from.