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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:27

Android now has the upper hand

Written by Nick Farell

Bye bye Apples and Blackberries
Analyst Nielsen said that the days of Apple and Rim's Blackberry ruling the smart-phone market have gone and .omentum has shifted toward smart phones that run on Google's Android. The research outfit said Android phones now have control of nearly a third of the smart-phone sales in August.

Job's Mob's iPhone and BlackBerry had to settle for a statistical dead heat for second at about 25 percent, Nielsen said. The figures include a month of availability for Apple's highly publicised, and broken, iPhone 4.

In January, when new Android phones captured only 14 percent of the market, BlackBerrys had 34 percent) and iPhones had 32 percent. In June, RIM had 35 percent of new phone sales. But in August, Nielsen said that Android handsets had outsold iPhones among new U.S. smart-phone buyers in the second quarter.

BlackBerry is still the market leader with 31 percent of the market in August, with the iPhone second at 28 percent.   But with the momentum building,  it is starting to look like Android will be the major player by next year.

Android is winning because the software is free to any company that wants to use it in their phones.  It is not locked in and people can do what they like with it.
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-10 #1 thematrix606 2010-10-06 10:55
"It is not locked in and people can do what they like with it."

+14 #2 hellfire 2010-10-06 11:14
I guess its the happiest day in Nick's life. A revenge for the cat killed by Jobs has finally began
+11 #3 Notherbastard 2010-10-06 11:36
"It is not locked in and people can do what they like with it."

So long as you don't get a Motorola or Sony Ericsson with a locked Bootloader anyway..

So much for Open Source...
-8 #4 The_Wolf88 2010-10-06 12:04
Android FTW !!
-10 #5 leftiszi 2010-10-06 12:21
Skynet wins!
-18 #6 semitope 2010-10-06 14:15
Let people use android on their iphones and blackberries and those 2 companies are back in it. They have hardware at stake whilst Google is simply killing their hardware with free software.

Just for the record, I don't trust google and their android plans. Not that they've done anything so far, but why did they make a free phone OS? Is it just an open ad platform for them?
+14 #7 yasin 2010-10-06 17:25
well, to be honest, they can afford to.google the brand is being promoted all over the world through the OS.its priceless publicity.not only that, it gives way more freedom than rim or iOS.so dont complain lol :)
+3 #8 Fud_u 2010-10-08 00:04
What? Uncle Steve implied iOS is the best in the world... This is not fair, I'm telling Steve.

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