Apple and Google's mobile OS the only ones to grow faster than the smartphone market, says Gartner - and notes that Windows Phone is not yet selling well.

This article titled “Android vaults to smartphone lead as Nokia faces ‘ugly' future” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 19th May 2011 12.59 UTC

New figures for the mobile phone business show encouraging news for Google's Android and Apple's iPhone but reinforce the bad news for Nokia and its new mobile OS partner Microsoft.

Nokia in particular faces a period in which “things are going to get much uglier before they get better”, one analyst warned.

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