An interesting graph courtesy of Pingdom breaks down the mobile OS marketshare across geographic regions. While it appears that Nokia’s Symbian OS still reigns supreme in Africa, Asia, and South America. the iPhone seems to have North America, Europe, and Australia on lockdown. Note, though, that this graph doesn’t purport to accurately reflect actual OS marketshare, but rather the marketshare amongst devices that actually visit the web.
Aggregating every region together, the Symbian OS is still the most popular worldwide, and though Apple’s iOS occupies second place, the profits Apple derives from that position is immense and disproportionate. Also, note that iOS includes (we assume for purposes of this graph) iPod Touch devices.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Palm’s WebOS lacked sufficient webshare to even make the list.