Google must be doing something right with its Android mobile operating system. According to Gartner, Android will blow past Apple and RIM and take over the number two position behind Symbian. So how is Google’s Android going from a lowly 3.9% market share in 2009 to the number two spot so quickly?

Gartner reports that this is what will take place:

However, we believe that market share in the OS space will consolidate around a few key OS providers that have the most support from CSPs and developers and strong brand awareness with consumer and enterprise customers.

One again Microsoft seems to be arriving late for the party.  Analysts believe that all of these companies competing against each other will spur innovation.

This will be a benefit to consumers who will reap the rewards that competition will spur.

Are you surprised that Google and their Android Mobile OS has caught up so quickly?

Comments welcome.

Source – Gartner