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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RE[2]: Two Comments
by David on Mon 10th May 2010 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Two Comments"
David
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1997-10-01

I agree. And I'm certain that Android's availability on more carriers in the US is a major factor in its rise, so the first pressure that Apple will be feeling will be pressure to "open" the iphone to more carriers, and particularly making a CDMA version available. But if they feel that the open nature of the OS is a competitive advantage that Android is exploiting, then Apple will feel pressured to counter that by opening the iPhone, or at least that's the scenario that I'm laying out.

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RE[3]: Two Comments
by Babi Asu on Mon 10th May 2010 21:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Two Comments"
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2006-02-11

The Android is open source, thus free, and the handsets also are given freely. Can you call it "Sales"?

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