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Android OS is on 80 percent of smartphones sold via Verizon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Dec 2010 15:02 User comments (3)

Android OS is on 80 percent of smartphones sold via Verizon ITG Investment Research analyst Matthew Goodman has noted this week that Android has quickly become the top selling smartphone OS on Verizon's network, far outpacing RIM's BlackBerry.
In October of 2009, RIM BlackBerries controlled a full 93 percent of Verizon's smartphone sales, with Windows Mobile controlling the rest.

The next month, the company began selling the Motorola Droid and by January of 2010, RIM's number had fallen to 48 percent.

Goodman says that number has now fallen to 19 percent, while Motorola has taken a full 38 percent thanks to strong sales of the Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X.

HTC, makers of the popular Verizon Droid Incredible, have jumped to third at 18 percent, with LG and Samsung rounding out the top 5 with 14 and 10 percent, respectively.

For those keeping count, Palm holds the last 1 percent, thanks to lackluster (to say the least) sales of the Pre Plus.

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3 user comments

111.12.2010 16:14

Iphone #1

211.12.2010 20:07
bob dole
Unverified new user

Originally posted by bakedalex:
Iphone #1
nope its #3. Gartner's most recent estimates put Nokia on Top, followed by Android, then iPhone. Worldwide of course, iPhone is #2 in America, trailing Android

312.12.2010 11:53

Android will take #1 anyways. I forsee it in the next year, given the fact that they have increased substantially in user consumption this year.


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