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Android's Smartphone Share Continues To Grow

Douglas Carter

Remember that story from May 11th talking about Android surpassing Apple in smartphone sales in the US for Q1 2010? Well, today we have even more news on the subject. Gartner is reporting that Android-based sales have increased 707% year-on-year. Phandroid mentions Android overtaking Windows Mobile in the top 5 list as "the 4th-biggest smartphone operating system in terms of market share, last quarter, on a worldwide scale"

Engadget says that "Android's global numbers echo its success in the US jumping from a 1.6% market share to 9.6% in just one year."

TechCrunch remarks that "All other smartphones lost relative share during the quarter, even RIM Blackberries, although they still grew in absolute numbers" which can't be bad for Androidin my opinion.

As for the competition, AndroidCentral writes that "the iPhone, meanwhile, climbed from 10.5 percent to 15.4 percent, giving the two operating systems 25 percent of the entire market."

In a related note, Gartner also reports a "48.7% increase in smartphone sales of 54.3 million units in Q1 2010 compared to Q1 2009."

Other Sources: AndroidCentral, Engadget, IDC, Phandroid, TechCrunch

Images from Phandroid and Engadget


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