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Android Sales Overtake iPhone in the U.S.

Aug 04, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin C. Tofel)

"Sales of Google Android phones in the U.S. are rising so quickly, the devices have outsold Apple handsets for the first time on record. New smartphone subscribers choosing Google phones accounted for 27 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, the Nielsen Company will announce this morning, nudging past the 23 percent share held by Apple. But Android isn't just a U.S. phenomenon: Canalys today estimates that Android handset sales grew 886 percent worldwide from the year ago quarter.

"It's easier to show stellar growth in the beginning of a product cycle, but Android is nearly two years old. One could make the valid argument that Android really began to mature over the past year with Android 2.1, so from that standpoint, Google's platform is still an infant when compared to iOS4, BlackBerry and other mobile operating systems."

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