Thursday, March 3, 2011

Android Takes Over U.S. Smartphone Market

The Android OS now accounts for 29% of smartphones in the US; compared to its competitors Apple and RIM each holding at 27% as reported in a recent study by Nielsen's. This does not really come at any shock to anyone given the Motorola Droid's unit sales of 100,000 during its launch day, followed by another 250,000 in the first week following. That launch successfully brought Google and its Android OS into the consumer forefront. 

As the OS wars heated up Android was able to launch Froyo (Frozen Yogurt) which brought Android to an acceptable level to compete with the iPhone. With multiple devices running Android, consumers finally started to purchase them and not think that they were getting something that was of lesser quality than its competitors (iPhone, Blackberry). 

What kind of smartphone do you have? 

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