In news that could be of interest to wireless communications device users, research has identified the most popular smartphone operating system (OS).
According the report from Gartner, Android has now surpassed its competitors to become the most popular system in the world in the first quarter of 2011.
Meanwhile, Apple's share of the market also grew, the report confirmed, as sales of its mobiles to end users continue to rise.
Overall, mobile phone sales reached 427.8 million units in the first three months of the year.
This is 19 per cent higher than the same period in 2010, with smartphones now accounting for 85 per cent more of the market share.
Although Nokia is still the largest phone manufacturer, it is struggling to perform in the market.
Its market share has dropped to 25.1 per cent, its lowest point since 1997, and Android now leads over Nokia's Symbian OS by almost ten million.