With changes taking place at blinding speed in the mobile technology marketplace, it’s a wonder insurers can keep up with their corporate-wide strategies. Upgrades, new smart phone and smart pad platforms, bolstered network speeds all play forward to insurers’ adopting a deferral approach to embracing new technologies.
A report issued this week of global country-level smartphone market data holds that Google’s Android has become the leading platform. Canalys published its final Q4 2010 results, which revealed shipments of Android-based smartphones reached 32.9 million, nudging Nokia’s Symbian platform out of first place with slightly at 31.0 million worldwide. Nokia did retain its position as the leading global smartphone vendor, with a share of 28%. The fourth quarter also saw the worldwide smartphone market continue to soar, with shipments of 101.2 million units representing year-on-year growth of 89%.
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