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    Has Apple Lost It's Cool


    London, England (CNN) -- Did Google just turn the tables on Apple?

    Having entered the mobile software market late with its Android offering, Google's initial efforts were a pale imitation of the iPhone OS, a clunky user experience on sub-par handsets. Fast forward to 2010. Suddenly, Google Android is winning over the hearts and minds of technologists and signing up 100,000 converts a day.

    This begs the question: Is the iPhone losing its sheen?

    Android edges ahead

    The changing of the guard was signaled earlier this month: Stats released by market research firm NPD showed that Android phones had outsold iPhones in the first quarter of 2010. Google's operating system accounted for 28 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, versus 21 percent for the iPhone OS. RIM retained the lead, however: BlackBerry phones captured 36 percent of the market.

    What turned the tide? NPD attributes the change to the success of the Motorola Droid and Droid Eris. Finally, Android is being coupled with appealing handsets, driving mainstream adoption.

    Globally, the iPhone retains its lead, however: Apple commands 46 percent of the market, versus Android's 25 percent.

    Check out the entire article here: CNN
    Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about social media. He writes a weekly column about social networking and technology for CNN.com.

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    i read this earlier...great read.. and nice to see that Android is being recognized as on top contender for all OS's
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    good find hookbill!!
    I'll give credit where it's due. My wife found it.
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    iPhone is 1 device on one network.

    RIM is at the top because they have 16,000 phones spread across multiple networks.

    There still has yet to be a SINGLE Android device to knock the iPhone off it's throne.

    Thats what I want to see : )

    This is quite an accomplishment: "Globally, the iPhone retains its lead, however: Apple commands 46 percent of the market, versus Android's 25 percent."
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereal killer View Post
    iPhone is 1 device on one network.

    RIM is at the top because they have 16,000 phones spread across multiple networks.

    There still has yet to be a SINGLE Android device to knock the iPhone off it's throne.

    Thats what I want to see : )

    This is quite an accomplishment: "Globally, the iPhone retains its lead, however: Apple commands 46 percent of the market, versus Android's 25 percent."
    To me if all the Android phones are winning as a collective it is a victory because choice is the embodiment of the Android mission choice and freedom

    I would not like to see a single phone take to much of the market share for Android though it would almost need to happen to knock the Apple fan boys off their ours is still better boxs
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    good find hookbill!!
    I'll give credit where it's due. My wife found it.
    If ya look REALLY close I found it. I commented in it HOURS ago.
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    good find hookbill!!
    I'll give credit where it's due. My wife found it.
    If ya look REALLY close I found it. I commented in it HOURS ago.
    Well, I do look pretty close during the day. Where'd you post it?
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    I'll give credit where it's due. My wife found it.
    If ya look REALLY close I found it. I commented in it HOURS ago.
    Well, I do look pretty close during the day. Where'd you post it?
    I didn't I left a comment in the article itself.
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    I didn't I left a comment in the article itself.
    Oh, now I don't feel bad.
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