Once upon a time in the not too distant past, Nokia were considered to be producers of mobile phones which were at the cutting edge of technology. The Finnish company were at the forefront of the smartphone boom and were once the world’s largest vendors of smartphones, an accolade which which seems a million miles away now. Nokia smartphones were historically shipped with the Symbian operating system, and with the emergence of Apple’s iOS and the Google Android operating systems, it was evident to all that something needed to change within Nokia if they were to even attempt to get back to former glories.
Reuters reports that for the first time in over ten years, Nokia's Symbian is no longer the world's number one smartphone platform. The new king? Google's Android.