We've all been hearing numbers thrown around lately that claim Android has been on a hot streak and gaining market share by leaps and bounds. Well, now we have an exact number. According to market research firm Gartner - in the Q3 2010 quarter Android has taken over the #2 spot, behind Symbian.

In this quarter Symbian sold almost 30 million devices which seems like a lot, but is actually a decrease of 8% for Symbian. Meanwhile Android OS came in with 20 million devices... a jump of 22%. The largest phones responsible for this is undoubtedly the Verizon Droid lineup, the Samsung Galaxy S line on multiple carriers and HTC for bringing out a ton of devices as well.

For the Apple fans out there, the iPhone came in 3rd with 14 million units worldwide.

(Source: BGR)