Yet another of example of coolness leaving Apple. It is because closed source stuff won’t ever be as dynamic and as happening as open source free stuff. It just won’t happen. Bye-Bye, Apple.
Android phones outsell iPhone 2-to-1, says research firm
Google’s OS powers 44% of smartphones sold in U.S. last quarter; Apple’s iOS far behind
By Gregg Keizer
November 1, 2010
Computerworld – Android-powered smartphones outsold iPhones in the U.S. by almost 2-to-1 in the third quarter, a research firm said today.
Analysts explained the Android boom by pointing out the plethora of manufacturers that equip their smartphones with Google’s mobile operating system, and highlighting their availability on all the major U.S. carriers.
“We started to see Android take off in 2009 when Verizon added the [Motorola] Droid,” said Ross Rubin, the executive director of industry analysis for the NPD Group. “A big part of Android success is its carrier distribution. Once it got to the Verizon and Sprint customer bases, with their mature 3G networks, that’s when we started to see it take off.”
According to NPD’s surveys of U.S. retailers, Android phones accounted for 44% of all consumer smartphone sales in the third quarter, an increase of 11 percentage points over 2010’s second quarter. Meanwhile, Apple’s iOS, which powers the iPhone, was up one point to 23%.
Oh, and here’s the Android I’ve: Samsung Vibrant