Motorola to become the leading Android provider in 2010?

Motorola to become the leading Android provider in 2010?
When the first Android handsets were launched, the one thing they all had in common (besides running Android, of course!) was thay were all manufactured by HTC. The Taiwanese based firm had a big head start in marketshare, controlling 64.5% of the Android pie by the end of 2009. Meanwhile, Motorola had been looking for something new to replace the now obsolete RAZR model. The company announced that they would be shifting to Android for future handsets. For a while, there were no changes. Then, the Motorola Cliq was launched for T-Mobile, the DROID became Verizon's flagship phone and grabbed 25% of the Android market all by itself, and the game was on. New Motorola models like the BackFlip are coming and we have seen pictures of the super spec'd Shadow that might turn out to be the Nexus Two. According to DigiTimes, the manufacturer expects to ship 30 new Android models in 2010, shipping 12.5-15.6 million units.

HTC, meanwhile, has been benefiting from the demand for Android, but also has been hurt by its Windows Mobile devices which seem to be dragging down the company. With Motorola grabbing the momentum and HTC being weighed down by non-Android phones, DigiTimes expects Motorola to take over the position as the top Android provider in 2010 with 34.7% of the market while HTC's share drops by more than half to 31.9% For the Schaumburg based company, it is an amazing turnaround story.

Motorola Cliq Specifications | Review
Motorola BackFlip Specifications
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Motorola Shadow Preliminary Specifications

source: DigiTimes via InformationWeek

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14 Comments

1. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Motorola sucks.

2. jasona

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

How is windows dragging down the company??? Those who don't know the true benefit of a windows smartphone always look to bash. Congratulations on a 100k plus apps of crap. Hey check out my star wars light saber app! The market place may not have as much apps but how many stupid apps does one person need. Lets talk about real function! And with the offer of the microsoft myphone site now windows phones shouldn't be under estimated! I am not bashing the android os because I do think it is nice but it still doesn't have all the functions of winmo. I just find it funny that this site constantly bashes winmo. How about supporting your statements with facts!

8. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I understand where you're coming from. It's about sales though. WinMo doesn't pull in sales. It's really wasting HTC's time and resources to produce WinMo phones when they don't sell as well as a DROID or something to that affect. MS hasn't shown a huge commitment to WinMo until just a while ago. Trying to refresh WinMo 4 with 5 and then 5 with 6, without ever really committing themselves to a quality product that is visually stunning, easy to use, and feature rich (like Windows 7), has really turned potential customers off.

10. JeffdaBeat unregistered

But you act like it's all about consumers. There are a large amount of companies that require Windows Mobile for their cell phones and the same with Blackberries. And I am tired of this whole crap about light saber or lighter apps. People make apps because there is a demand for them. Their are awesome apps and their are stupid apps. But the point is, you have your choice. The problem with Windows Mobile is that there isn't a standard. The screen can be different sizes and it can be with or without touch. Developers find themselves making programs for the specific phone instead of the overall operating system. Because of that, no one really buys Windows mobile on the consumer end of things. Luckily, that will change as Microsoft is consolidating their screen resolution and power to a certain standard.

14. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I love how you talk about how stupid the apps are in Android, please look at Apple. Asian porn? Fart noises? You call those applications? Grow up. People never actually realize the work that goes in to making these things.

3. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

So Moto was once king, then they almost got reduced to rubble, but now their might is coming back?

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

203RichBoy you should use it before you said it, DROID is a lot better than iPhone.

7. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Uh..duh. I just prefer HTC android phones. Never will i succumb to iPhone bandwagon. I said Motorola sucks. Not Android. I had android since before DROID passed FCC...

5. donjonson410

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

so is every other android phone out there

6. omac

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

5 of the worst ugly looking phones ever produce n still more 2 come...disgusting n pathetic I feel like throwin up.I will get a X10 or HTC Supersonic.

9. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Spend some of that money on some English (not Engrish) lessons, dude.

11. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Dude, you're acting like someone's forcing these phones down your throat. Chill the fuck out man. Btw, the X10 is never coming out, and if it ever does, by then we'll have 2MHz phones destroying networks.

12. adixxx

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

SamTime IDOL! hahaha! great flamer with good POVs.

13. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

motorola will take android market, the just need to make nicer desings

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