Google’s Android chic phone program right away outsells Nokia’s Symbian, tech tracker Canalys mentioned Monday, as the worldwide chic phone marketplace grew to 101.2 million units, up 89% over the year-ago quarter.
Fourth-quarter shipments of Android-based chic phones reached 32.9 million, according to Canalys, leading Symbian’s 31.0 million units. Consolation prize: Nokia waste the tip worldwide chic phone vendor, according to Canalys.
While sales of chic phones from Apple, Research In Motion, and Nokia grew in double-digits, Google’s handset allies grew sales faster still. Overall Android sales surged 615% over the year-ago quarter. Sales of LG handsets grew 4127%, Samsung sales grew 1474%, Acer grew 709%, and HTC sales grew 371%.
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