But what about the remaining 1 percent? They are the wannabes such as Firefox and Sailfish —and many of them are introducing innovative advancements in features and functions.
One message has been clear this week at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona: Most of the world can't afford the hundreds of dollars they cost.
Handset makers, carriers and chipmakers try to break the stranglehold that Google Inc and Apple Inc have on mobile software. But for many this war is already lost.
Myriad's app will let non-Android users run Android Apps natively.
Nokia has joined forces with Intel to combine their Moblin and Maemo platforms to bring MeeGo to the mobile world.
Nokia has announced that Maemo will not 'replace' S60 in N-series devices.