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2011: The year of the Android OS

“Microsoft might have sold hundreds of millions of Windows 7
licenses, and Apple might be managing to to persuade tens of
millions of people to buy iOS-powered devices every quarter, but
the real winner when it comes to operating systems in 2011 as been
Android, Google’s mobile operating system.

“Based on the Linux kernel, Android is a wildly successful
platform. By November of this year some 200 million Android powered
devices were in use. If that sounds impressive, consider that this
number is growing by some 550,000 daily (or 3.85 million a week,
16.5 million a month). To put this into context, last quarter Apple
sold 17 million iPhones and 11 million iPads over the three month
period.”


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