By Reuters –

PARIS/SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 – Google’s Android mobile phone system is building momentum, beating Microsoft in the last quarter and challenging Apple as the number of new models with software and compatible applications grow.

Google’s Android was the fourth most popular operating system on smartphones sold in the first quarter, research firm Gartner said on Wednesday, putting the
company in a good position as handsets look set to surpass computers for browsing
the Web.