Symbian, long on top of the list, fell to second, at 31 million shipments.
In terms of market share, Android grew 615 percent from 2009 to take 32.5 percent, while Symbian fell from 44.4 percent to 30.6 percent in the same period.
Phone makers HTC and Samsung had notably strong years, accounting for 45 percent of the Android phone shipments.
Apple's iOS fell to third, at 16 percent, remaining practically flat year-over-year. Shipments increased 86 percent, however, to 16.2 million iPhones.
RIM's BlackBerry share dropped from 20 percent to 14.4, despite seeing a reasonably strong 35 percent growth in shipments.
Windows-based phones rounded out the top 5, although market share fell from 7.3 percent to just 3.1 percent. Windows Phone 7 sales were "steady," says the firm.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 Jan 2011 18:17