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Android climbing as it jets pass Apple in the US smartphone market for Q1 2010

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Android climbing as it jets pass Apple in the US smartphone market for Q1 2010
With the increasing Android army moving along and storming the market, it doesn't seem like they're going to slow down any time soon to let the competition sway things out of their favor. As we continue to witness some decent Android handsets making their debut each month, it only adds to the notion that Android is surely going to shake things up for some of its competition. With that said, the open platform is vigilant in gaining market share as they jet pass Apple to take up the number two spot in the US smartphone market based on unit sales to consumers for Q1 2010. According to The NPD Group, Android is resting healthy at 28 percent market share and was able to overtake Apple who is now sitting in third place at 21 percent. Despite the hard efforts won in this latest battle, Android still requires some work in trying to take out the current king, RIM, who is the current market share leader at 36 percent. However, the outcomes after the summer festivities may change the course of the market share as we will undoubtedly witness the release of some highly-prized handsets – specifically the HTC EVO 4G and the iPhone 4. With RIM expected to launch BlackBerry OS 6 some time this summer, it'll be interesting to see how consumers will adopt the new makeover as they embark on yet another fierce battle against the competition.

via Cellular-News

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. networkdood (Posts: 5518; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Unfair comparison as APPLE has only one phone per year - better comparison would be comparing it to WINDOWS phone - but then that would be an ANDROID win buy a landslide. Blackberry is smart to have several different models on all carriers.

posted on 10 May 2010, 13:29

6. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I disagree, it's a fair comparison because Apple has chosen to not put out more than one phone a year.

posted on 10 May 2010, 13:57

8. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


but that just goes to show how much extra effort droid has to put in just to surpass APPLES ONE DEVICE PER YEAR

posted on 10 May 2010, 16:17

13. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


What effort? The Android operating system and the Motorola Droid have barely been around 6 months, and look how it's taking over already. You're just scared because you know it's only a matter of time before all your friends grow up and get big boy phones. Sorry for you.

posted on 10 May 2010, 16:57

15. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


Dude Android has been around for like 2 years with Tmobile

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:02

2. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Not Android's fault that Apple decides to make one phone. Seems like Apple needs to smarten up and broaden their mobile phone landscape.

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:31

3. whocares (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Dec 2009)


We could always compare the highest usage andriod device compared to the iphone :)

posted on 10 May 2010, 13:12

4. ostranderterry (Posts: 61; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


that's a good idea - best selling android, bb, win mobile and symbian next to the iphone - I like that

posted on 10 May 2010, 13:19

5. dandirk (unregistered)


OS to OS is the best comparison. Apple has a very slow release cycle so it will always beat any 1 other phone out there if you go model vs model. Android is the opposite. So many devices come out that is fractures user base very quickly. OS/platforms while can be slightly different from model to model are the best way to compare. Doesn't surprise me that android is passing iphone. Apple only has 1 phone on 1 carrier, that alone hinders it. Apple doesn't care so fret not. Everyone is saying Apple is stupid for not expanding to vzw... Why should they, right now apple has tons of control and high profit margins. They don't care about making more sales, they care about control and making sales on their terms. They have always been this way (successful lately to boot)

posted on 10 May 2010, 13:58

9. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


but that just goes to show how much extra effort droid has to put in just to surpass APPLES ONE DEVICE PER YEAR

posted on 10 May 2010, 15:03

11. dandirk (unregistered)


not really... your comment is really unfair to be honest. You are talking about a phone product launched pretty much off the ipod platform where customers already loved the one product (it was magical mp3) to a phone. Vs a platform designed by a search engine... that came out a year after the fact. Apple is really good at innovation per device, a generational thing... Where as google is catching up with each update, slowly evolving...

posted on 10 May 2010, 16:29

14. lovebuzz (Posts: 76; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Quit spreading ignorance.

posted on 10 May 2010, 13:29

7. networkdood (Posts: 5518; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I am not defending anyone singular OS/phone - it is just a skewed comparison, but that is APPLE's fault...and yet, they make a ton of money, compared to GOOGLE who blew it with the N1.

posted on 10 May 2010, 14:23

10. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Seems like a fair comparaison to me. Apple releases one phone per year but also does it worldwide.

posted on 10 May 2010, 15:20

12. thatdude1 (unregistered)


If we are gonna put all the o.s.'s in here against one another, SYMBIAN wins over iphone, bb, android, windows and every other os by a large margin. That's a known fact. And if apple chooses to put out one handset per year, that's their problem. Comparisons will be made, regardless of that. When analysts make comparisons of how many iphones were sold, they don't break it down by model,they lump every iphone together. So the same can be done here with android.

posted on 10 May 2010, 19:46

16. networkdood (Posts: 5518; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


SYMBIAN does crap in the U.S., but yes, it is doing well overseas....what a shame...

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