Motorola DROID dominates Android Market on Christmas Day

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Motorola DROID dominates Android Market on Christmas Day
Despite having been launched appriximately 6 weeks before Christmas Day, the Motorola DROID dominated the action in the Android Market on December 25th. According to Flurry, a company that analyzes mobile app stores, 49% of all Android application sales in the Market ended up on a DROID. The runner-up handset was well behind the DROID as T-Mobile's myTouch 3G was second with 18% of sold apps on the 25th. With 17% and 16% respectively was the HTC Hero (Sprint) and the G1 (T-Mobile). The Android Market as a whole increased sales by 20% from November to December (the iPhone App Store had a 51% during the same period) as DROID users, many of them first time Android owners, loaded apps on their devices. As we previously reported, the Android Market currently houses about 16,000 apps with that number expected by Flurry to rise to as many as 150,000 by next year. Growth in the Android platform is expected to continue to rise sharply in 2010 as more Android devices are launched.

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57 Comments

57. quinn47

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 29, 2009

I played with my friend's iPhone. Got excited. I'm on Verizon. Finally this thing called a Storm came along. Seemed like it should be wonderful. I have been so disappointed that I have considered switching to AT&T. The problem turns out to be buggy firmware. Oh yeah, and no Wifi. Well, I would have brought a Mot_Droid if the keyboard had been better. I know that at some point soon I will get a good phone on Verizon. Where good means stable, mostly bug-free firmware, fast processor, nice screen, Android. That's mostly it. It's not really rocket science. The phones are almost there. Yeah, there is the CDMA issue - but, it will work out..... soon ..... he said. I would have bought an iPhone on Verizon in a heartbeat. I will probably insist on Android now. My contract runs another 12 months - so, I will have to deal with that at some point (when my mythical phone finally shows up.)

50. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Here's a thought... We're talking about a FREAKING CELL PHONE. Does it really matter whose phone "rules"? No. Different brands of phones exist because not everyone likes a Blackberry, iPhone, or an Android-based phone. What about Winmo? WebOS? They have their 'fanboys' too. Personally, I like TECHNOLOGY. I have had most every platform except for an iPhone. Why? I have an iPod Touch. I have the 'iPhone' experience without the widely reported AND acknowledged problems people have reported with adding a radio to an MP3 player. I use a phone for MAKING CALLS!! If available, I use some multimedia/PIM aspects of a given platform. Did it on the Treo, Windows phones, Blackberry, and now DROID. ADD? Me? Nope. I get bored using the same technology for too long a period of time. Will I look at the Pre/Pixi when it comes to Verizon? Yes. Will I add a line, and become a rabid, infantile, mouth-breathing idiot who attacks people because their opinion differs from mine? No. I have a life from time to time. I visit phone websites because for the time being, it is part of my livelihood. I gain information, and occasionally, insight from these pages, and from posts that are 'ON TOPIC' (Hello, CLUE ALERT!!!) If is that important to you to have the entire world use one platform of technology, and wish ridicule, pain, even death to people that think differently than you, consider a couple things: 1) You probably need therapy. 2) This has been done before. Most notably, in a country called Germany back in the early part of the 20th Century. Yeah, THAT experiment worked out REALLY well...

54. VZWPunchingBag

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2009

I work for Verizon. I hate the droid and the iPhone. The iPhone because it's owners are mostly annoying and because its all touchscreen which I can't stand, and the Droid because it feels like a Play Skool phone. The QWERTY is a joke. If I can't type comfortably on a phone I don't care how awesome it is otherwise. These discussions are quite entertaining.

56. illallowit

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

BigRed83, I see only one problem with your comment; it uses logic. I'm afraid it might be lost on many here...lol. It's funny though, that this article should elicit comments about the iPhone at all seeing as how someone with an iPhone couldn't even buy an app from the "ANDROID market". One would need oh, I don't know, an Android based phone to do that. I do think it's interesting that the Eris wasn't mentioned. Did no one with an Eris buy any apps?

33. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

The iphone just makes you Verizon fanboys sick. It's so funny. If you would of just accepted it the first time it was offered, AT&T wouldn't be putting a dent in your sales, and I'm not even an AT&T fan. I'm willing to bet the iphone outsold the Droid by a wide margin in the 4th quarter, and we're not talking about global sales, because that would be just unfair.

36. dongdou

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

Its the name. Its not the fact that its better than anything. its like like anything your gonna buy the popular name brand even though there is something similar just better . just like Cereal most people will buy cinnomin toast crunch cause its a popular name and the one everyone else gets. But i'm gonna buy the bigger beter bag cause its better and bigger but does the same thing i just get more out of it. so eat your cinnomin toast crunch and i'll have min cinnomin sugar squares. I'll enjoy it longer and more than you.

49. vzwpenguin

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

best reply ever, hands down i too will enjoy my cinnamon sugar squares

12. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

GREAT!!!! DROID = Androids KING!!!

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

VZW DROID FTW.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1185; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

not a surprise, Verizon has sold around 1 million droids

4. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

But according to the Apple fanboys, the Droid is a failure and a piece of crap, so don't get too excited about this.

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I would't say that, but had Verizon been offering the iPhone this whole time I don't think the Droid would've been as big of a deal. Yea it has Android, but otherwise most people would already have the iPhone. OF COURSE none of you VZW worshipers will ever admit that, but we all know it's true.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i would never own an iphone.

8. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea like I said, noone will admit it, but we all know. It's ok.

9. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If the iPhone first launched on Verizon, almost all Verizon users would have one and the AT&T users would be calling them fanboys. Everything would be switched.

10. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Well read the percentages if Android is getting this after six weeks and is using 49% and Iphone has been out for years and is 2 % more thats saying something for the droid. I am gonna pay for quality not a brand name. And the droid just proved it's a high quality product hence it's popularity.

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

49% of all ANDROID apps are from the Droid. Your comment makes no sense. If your suggesstion of "popularity" being a determining factor of quality, then the iPhone must be the highest quality phone out there. I, however, don't think popularity and quality should be measured hand-in-hand.

13. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Duh, you don't understand it cause your dumb. re read the post. you think everyone wants or needs an iphone i had it i hated it i moved to verizon to get the droid. my droid never overheated and shut down. my iphone did. If verizon got the iphone i would buy it pee on it then give it to you. And i bet a verizon iphone would work better even after that cause it would be on a decent network. your done you shouldn't be allowed to post.

14. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You're comparing the iPhone to statistics based off of the ANDROID APP STORE. Apple doesn't use the Android app store, in case you weren't aware, so comparing any data to it is completly idiotic which you apparently are. I've had 2 iPhones over the course of 3 years and never had any problems, but maybe that's because I'm not using mine to masterbate to gay porn like you were... Just a thought.

15. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Oh did I hurt the babies feelings? Now he is lashing out like a little girl would if you made fun of her barbi doll. Grow up loser..

16. dongdou

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

Seriously, Why get mad about someones personal opinion. So someone hates your iphone and you hate his droid. they are both good phones. Honestly if your gonna get heated over the android market and itunes apps then your both right. Its cool the percentage is up there with the iphone. and your right its a diff market. But his comment made sense. and if you hate the droid so much stop reading about it's posts.

17. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

his comment was about as good of come back at&t had at vzw's funny maps comercial using with luke wilson as their spokes person.. ha hahahahahahaha. It was desperate and lame like hova.

18. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It wasn't a comeback at all idiot. I don't really care about opinions, but make them accurate. If you're gonna be a complete moron and use statistics about the Droid % of Android app market usage and use it against the iPhone when it's not even a part of the Android app store you deserve to be corrected. Even after being corrected the lightbulb still hasn't gone off and he makes a comment about how I'm an idiot, he deserves it. He's probably an 8th grader based off his reading comprehension.

19. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Whats *hova* anyway some sorta STD? android or not apps are apps. I'm sure you can get a app for that on your iphone to teach you numbers are numbers and % is % otherwise that stat wouldnt have been posted with this one. think about it. Sad that an 8th grader can put that together and your still confused about it. no you are not smarter than an 8th grader.

20. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you spelled masturbate wrong man.

21. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

I dont understand what you are trying to say here. the android market had a 20% rise in apps downloaded from november to december. Apple had a 51% rise. off the applications downloaded through the android market almost half were downloaded on a droid. what are you talking about 2%? BTW the droid is sweet

22. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

My point exactly, at least someone gets it.

23. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

I'm talking the droid alone.

24. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Your point.... You never said anything like that you idiot.

25. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I may not have said it in terms an 8th grader could undertand, but that's exactly what I meant. ANDROID had a 2% difference TOTAL. You said the Droid did. It's the whole market from all phones not just the Droid. You said the Droid had 49% when it was the whole market with ALL Android phones that did, not just the Droid.

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