Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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This is a U.S. phenomenon
by Moochman on Mon 10th May 2010 17:58 UTC
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I applaud this fact and all, but I don't think it's necessarily evidence of Android's superiority as much as it is of Verizon's superiority compared to AT&T. The playing ground for the iPhone in the U.S. is not level. I have plenty of relatives and friends in the U.S. who would love an iPhone but balk at the idea of switching away from Verizon, because they realize that being able to make calls reliably trumps all else.

Admittedly this is Apple's own doing. Maybe we will see things change, though, if the rumors of a Verizon iPhone hold true.

Edited 2010-05-10 18:00 UTC

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