“Android devices collectively represented a 34% share of the US market in the quarter, and with growth of 851% Android became the largest smart phone platform in the country.”
As the newsagents and poornalists in the western hemisphere are still writing what Mr. Murdoch is telling them to write, the normal people appear to be more reasonable and wait out for a real operating system. As a rule of thumb I’m always going with the opposite of what Rupert tells me.
Now these numbers need to be taken with just a tad caution, since doubling your sales is fairly easy when you have relatively low sales, but heck, with 851% (thats eight-hundred and fifty one percent) growth who am I kidding. Let the number role around in your head a bit. 851 percent. 851. hmmm…
It also appears that the Chinese have a special disliking for Apple:
‘The story in the Asia Pacific region is similarly optimistic around Android,’ noted Senior Analyst, TY Lau. ‘Android devices are gaining good traction in markets such as mainland China and South Korea, with growing numbers of consumers wanting more sophisticated smart phones.’
And as we all know, the Chinese are reasonable people.
Here are the market shares; note that these are Smart Phone numbers, and not regular mobile phones, smart phones represent only a fraction of the total number of mobile phones in use; 6 percent of the US market and only 0.8 percent of the Chinese market. (source)
Eat that Steve. 83 percent of the Smart Phone market will run Flash! Go and fix an antenna or something.
teehee… Steve asks if people will stop jail braking their phones, or he will cry. Or something.