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Android Now the Market Leader for Smartphone OS Sales

Written on August 05, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Android powered smartphones started outselling iPhones when the week opened. Now Google's operating system has also beaten former market leader Blackberry OS.

Market researcher NPD Group reports running at the top of the race in the second quarter of 2010. It has bumped the undefeated top-seller for already two years and a quarter, Blackberry maker RIM.

To give you an idea, this is how the three most in-demand mobile operating systems in the U.S. get their share in the market in Q2 2010: Android – 33%, RIM – 28%, and – 22%. The increasing margin of Android can be attributed to its long line up of manufacturers. In contrast, RIM and only depend on the sales of their self-manufactured devices. A recent interview with CEO Eric Schmidt reveals his predictions of how the company will fare in the near future: “This can be a powerful business, a 10-plus billion-dollar business.” And, if sales keep accumulating, it can be a powerful revenue source for this powerful business. What do you think?

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