Over the last several months Android predicted activations have grown at lightning fast speed. In early 2009 about 20..00 devices where being activated daily. In summer of 2010 that number grew to over 200.00 activations a day.
Using Gartner Research, Android had just 3.9% of the market in 2009, less than a third of Apple’s share. For 2010, that number will be up to 17.7%, moving past BlackBerry for second place.
Gartner predicts that by 2014, open-source platforms will continue to dominate more than 60 percent of the market for smartphones. Single-source platforms, such as Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s OS, will increase in unit terms, but their growth rate will be below market average and not enough to sustain share increase. Windows Phone will be relegated to sixth place behind MeeGo in Gartner’s worldwide OS ranking by 2014.
Most people who follow cell phone and smartphone news understand that Blackberry is defaulting and Android is poised to take it’s #2 most popular operating system. RIm has tried to make a come back with Blackberry Torch but can’t seem to get past the ora of being only for business people. Companies will still optimize production by handing out the former most popular phone, but other situations have changed.
No longer do users need to be locked up like caged animal with their phones. Android has provided users with more intuitive and user friendly function and form. The simple fact that users can pick and chose wireless services and devices sets prescient.
As more and more people discover the advantages of Android Phones and Tablets the number of users will grow. Nothing can stop Android with a huge community of user and developer working together.
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