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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 rapid pace.

"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."

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