"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."