Researchers estimate that over 2.4 billion employees will be using smartphones by the year 2017.
The NPD Group has confirmed that Google's mobile Android operating system managed to claim more than half of the U.S. smartphone market in 2011.
Android's rather sizable share of the U.S. smartphone market declined slightly from 52.4% to 49.5% last quarter.
Google's mobile Android operating system remains on track to capture at least 45% of the smartphone market by 2016.
The global smartphone market is projected to double in size by 2016, with shipments hitting an impressive 653 million.
Apple is catching up fast with Research In Motion in the smartphone market, according to IDC.