Skip to comments.Android is number one OS among US phone buyers over the last six months
Posted on 10/05/2010 11:09:02 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier
BlackBerry OS? Dead! iOS? Dead! Symbian? Never stood a chance. Android's exponential growth has today been illustrated by Nielsen's statisticians who present us with the above chart of recent US smartphone purchases. It shows that over the six months leading up to August 2010, 32 percent of American new phone buyers had grabbed themselves a device with Google's OS on board, which is comfortably ahead of RIM at 26 percent and Apple at 25 percent. These results corroborate NPD's figures on the matter -- which peg Android at 33 percent of new US purchases -- and reiterate the idea that Android is headed to a place whose name starts with D and ends with omination.
Android is going to be the dominant force of the future in cell phones. It will be interesting to see how Windows Phone 7 fares, and how Android and Symbian/Meego (Nokia) battle it out worldwide (Nokia completely dominates cell phones outside the US, selling 260,000+ smartphones EACH DAY, not to mention 700,000-800,000 feature phones daily, too).
I love my Droid!
Android is unquestionably the dominant OS in the US, and gaining quickly worldwide. Open platforms and multiple hardware vendors once again trounce the locked-in/single-source approach.
What model would you consider the best droid?
Apple can fix that overnight by ending the exclusive relationship with AT&T.
I think that, if Verizon offered the iPhone, that would have been my first choice. However, after having this one, I'd never go iPhone.
All of my siblings have one. My wife is getting one.
I’m waiting for a wi-fi Galaxy S Tablet, but I’m going WP7 for my phone.
btw, stand byy for a parade of excuses form the you-know-who fans.
“Not one sells more than the iPhone!”
“Apple makes more money when I buy one!”
“People dont know yet how bad they are!”
“No one is getting one because of Android!”
“iPhone is only on AT&T..WAH!”
blah blah blah!
I’ll go out on the limb with a few predicitons:
(1) Android will dominate the smart phone market with Apple a strong second (like we see in personal computers).
(2) The iPad will be overtaken by a Android pads in poplularity in a year.
(3) TV centric internet devices (like Roku and upcomming Boxee device) will grow quickly over the next 5 years. These are currently Linux based, but open Anroid devices will come to dominate this area giving Google one more area it dominates.
There is extremely strong competition. Apple is selling as many iPhones as can be produced. The whole market is growing, but Android is capturing most of that growth, mainly due to having low- and high-end phones, and being available on every carrier from most manufacturers. The premium iPhone will never get the same volume as the collection of Android phones costing $0-$49 (and with the free phone deals as I got). RIM is going to have problems and follow Microsoft if they can’t pull something off soon. Inertia will only carry RIM so far.
Symbian is dead. Like RIM, current sales are an inertia thing.
With this crowded market, and with NOTHING special to bring to the game relative to the other players (in fact, it’s behind), Microsoft is going to have to rely on corporate muscle and patent threats to push Windows Phone 7. That’s why the timing of the patent lawsuit against the only major Android vendor that isn’t a WP7 release partner (Motorola) just before the WP7 release — everybody get in line or else.
What I wonder from you specifically, is with the advent of WP7 will the lack of removable SD cards or multitasking suddenly not be a problem in your opinion?
Probably going to be a strong competitor to Palm's WebOS. ;-)
Recently got the T-Mobile Vibrant made by samsung. Don’t know if it’s the BEST android phone but its got to be close. Has android 2.1 for now and 2.2 is coming soon, with several improvements.
They recently announce the new MyTouch will run Android 2.2. It looks pretty nice.
I just discovered that Microsoft is not supporting THEIR OWN Windows Mobile smartphones in the 64 bit version of Windows 7, with Outlook 2010. That is, no ActiveSync type functionality.
Anyone know if Android can sync up with Outlook 2010 under Win7 64?
Well my daughter is none too happy with her Android. She switched from a Blackberry to a Motorola with Android. Some how she mus downloaded an app with a virus. The virus sent emails from her contacts list.
‘Apple can fix that overnight by ending the exclusive relationship with AT&T.”
Can they? If they could they probably would have by now. In my experience the people that want the iPhone are willing to switch to AT&T. So they’d take a bump but wouldn’t control the market.
“Anyone know if Android can sync up with Outlook 2010 under Win7 64?”
I have a guy doing that. wasn’t hard to set up at all to our exchange server.
That right there shows your ignorance, or complete lack of consideration of anything outside the US. Nokia's selling around 260,000 smartphones a DAY - they do in a week what would be a great month for Apple. And many of what Nokia considers "feature phones" are actually as full-featured as the iPhone, meaning actual iPhone-like Nokia devices are even further ahead in daily sales.
Nokia's FAR from dead.
Windows phone 7 will be a better multi-tasker and more powerful than iOs or android, but more expensive and more battery unfriendly. RIM will retain market share for security functionality.
That said, I’m on my Dell Streak, and I love it. 5” android FTW.
The Samsung Galaxy S (a.k.a., Captivate, Vibrant, Epic 4G, Fascinate) is the best Android phone out there. It has the most powerful graphics, the most energy-sipping and bright screen, and it stayed with a 5MP camera so the picture quality is good. The major downside is some versions don’t have a camera flash or a front-facing camera (the Epic is the only version that has both).