2009 is the Year of the Linux-powered Smartphones
Dec 30, 2009, 14:47 (0 Talkback[s])
"Although I don't consider 2009 as the year of the Linux
desktop, most of you will probably agree with me that this is the
year of the Linux-powered smartphones. We can mainly thank Android
for this as its popularity and market share has been growing at a
"Gartner Inc. predicted that by 2012, Android would become the
world's second most popular smartphone platform, behind only to
Symbian OS. Leading handset manufacturers have already released
several Android-powered phone models that contributed to the huge
market share growth this year.
"One of the smartphones that catapulted Android's success in
2009 is Motorola Droid. According to analytics firm Flurry, about
250,000 Motorola Droid phones were sold during its first week in
stores in the United States alone."