Android Passes iPhone OS in U.S. Purchases
May 10, 2010, 8:28 AM by Philip Berne
NPD Group's Mobile Phone Track has indicated that, based on unit sales to consumers, Android OS devices have passed iPhone OS devices in popularity, taking the number two spot in the U.S. market. RIM remains the leader with its BlackBerry platform. Specifically, NPD reports that RIM held a 36% share of new phone buys, Android took 28% and Apple's iPhone products accounted for 21%. Apple is widely expected to announce a new iPhone device at its Wordlwide Developer's Conference in early June. NPD also reported that the iPhone's exclusive carrier partner in the U.S., AT&T, sold 32% of all U.S. phones, followed closely by Verizon Wireless with 30%, then T-Mobile and Sprint at 17% and 15% respectively.
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[...] When a single device with Android passes the iPhone, then I will think the world.
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Android has come on the market to sell its...
Same time last year....
Another thing worth mentioning is that many of Verizon's 'sales' are coming from exchanging Android handsets (not warranty replacements but customer handset exchanges for separate SKU's.)
Whats more entertaining is seeing that AT&T's customers replace their equipment more than any other carrier. Verizon has more customers yet AT&T sold more equipment. Does this prove that AT&T has low quality devices that require earlier upgrades or does it prove that AT&T's current line-up is better than their previous line-up?