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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TemporalBeing
Member since:
2007-08-22

" but also the dominance of the iPhone OS among AT&T customers


Except... That point has already been debunked a comment upwards. AT&T only offers one Android phone - and a pretty bad one, at that.
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It's kind of a hard comparison for AT&T and other carriers, since outside of the few (roughly 4 dozen) phones you can get from AT&T directly, you can only get 2 AT&T 3G compatible phones from third parties: Apples's iPhone (which you can get directly from Apple too) and Google's NexusOne.

Conversely, T-Mobile has the most options available from third-party's for their 3G network; Verizon, etc. still have a closer lock-in on their markets since you have to go to them to switch phones around (e.g. no SIM card or equivalent unless you are going out-of-country; but then, you get a SIM to you use in your otherwise Verizon-controlled device).

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

It's kind of a hard comparison for AT&T and other carriers, since outside of the few (roughly 4 dozen) phones you can get from AT&T directly, you can only get 2 AT&T 3G compatible phones from third parties: Apples's iPhone (which you can get directly from Apple too) and Google's NexusOne.


Are you certain? When the Nexus 1 first came out, the specs only listed T-mobile's 3g frequencies as being supported. It will, of course, work on the standard GSM and Edge via AT&T, but have Google released a model that supports AT&T's 3g bands now? If they have I might just have to switch eventually. The only 3g android phone I could find at the time of the Nexus 1's release that supported AT&T's nonstandard 3g freqs was the Motorola Milestone, which is way out of my price range. T-mobile is not an option where I live, no reception at all.

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metro305 Member since:
2005-09-11

You can get Nexus One that works on AT&T 3G network for $529.00 today from Google

See specs here and look under Cellular & Wireless
http://www.google.com/phone/static/en_US-nexusone_tech_specs.html

I imported my Android phone, an unlocked Rogers HTC Sapphire and I prefer my iPhone. However, I am looking to replace my iPhone soon (3G model). I have already replaced the battery ~ $14.99 and would like improved video/camera capture with flash - not Adobe Flash.

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

"It's kind of a hard comparison for AT&T and other carriers, since outside of the few (roughly 4 dozen) phones you can get from AT&T directly, you can only get 2 AT&T 3G compatible phones from third parties: Apples's iPhone (which you can get directly from Apple too) and Google's NexusOne.


Are you certain? When the Nexus 1 first came out, the specs only listed T-mobile's 3g frequencies as being supported. It will, of course, work on the standard GSM and Edge via AT&T, but have Google released a model that supports AT&T's 3g bands now? If they have I might just have to switch eventually. The only 3g android phone I could find at the time of the Nexus 1's release that supported AT&T's nonstandard 3g freqs was the Motorola Milestone, which is way out of my price range. T-mobile is not an option where I live, no reception at all.
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Yes, I have one in hand. It just came out in the last month or so. See the following for details.

http://www.google.com/phone/static/en_US-nexusone_tech_specs.html
https://www.google.com/phone/choose?hl=en&gl=US&s7e=

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