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    Android eclipses iPhone in Q2 sales, according to Nielsen



    So, earlier today we branded 2010 as the Year of the Android. And things continue to get sweeter for our good green friend. According to Neilsen, Android smartphone sales overtook iPhone sales in Q2. Android sales over the past six months were 27% of the US smartphone purchases, while iPhone was down to a lowly 23%. Granted these figures were just for Q2, so it doesn't take into account all iPhone 4 sales. Then again, the Droid X and Samsung Galaxy phones weren't included either, so these figures could tell the true story after all. To no surprise, RIM Blackberry still tops US smartphone sales, although as you can see, their numbers are on a steady decline.

    Also interesting to note, that total smartphone sales are on the rise as well, up to 25% of all mobile phones purchased. Nielsen believes that smartphones will overtake feature phones by the end of 2011.



    It's not all wins for our favorite green guy, however. The iPhone is still the most desired smartphone in the US. Specifically, brand loyalty is extremely high with Apple at 89%, compared to 71% for Android and 42% for Blackberry. In other words, an iPhone user will more than likely stick to the next iPhone, rather than stray to another platform. Android and Blackberry users are a little more easily swayed.


    All in all, this has been a great year for Android thus far. And with the upcoming flood Android tablet, Gingerbread OS in the works, and those phantom 2ghz dual-core smartphones slated for next year, I cannot be more excited for what the future holds.

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    The way I see it is that there are a ton of iPhones out there. Not every existing iPhone user will buy a new one when it is released and there is an inevitable end to the increase of new iPhone buyers.

    For Android phones, its still an emerging market. The OS is getting better and better and the hardware is also getting better and better. Unlike the iPhone, there are different manufactures of Android phones. Buyers have a choice and can wait until they get the hardware they want. When it comes around, they buy a phone. With the release of the Incredible, X and soon to be Droid 2, those hardware options have gotten very good. Its one reason I dropped the iPhone and got a DroidX.
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    That and its a numbers game with Android. There are WAY more manufacturers and data providers using Android day by day...and only one fruit company and deathstar phone provider for the iphone4. I love that its happening though.
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    I saw this on the news widget, but it came from an Apple source. While it acknowledged the increase of Android, it said that the iPhone 4 was still more desirable as it had the biggest smartphone opening in history.

    AppleInsider | Nielsen: Android flourished before iPhone 4, but Apple 'most desired'
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    OP updated with a bit more information. cheers!
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    After years of struggle, Apple stands poised to finally become #1 in the smartphone market at the end of 2009. Blackberry's long decline is as inevitable as death, and the iPhone hasn't seen a down quarter since the pyramids were constructed. The inexorable obsolescence of RIM is sad in a way, but Apple is the young conquerer, too full of its own superiority to see the cracks in its own walls.

    And then, seemingly overnight, a dazed and thunderstruck Apple finds itself on its back on the Coliseum floor, the boot of this unheard of upstart squarely on its throat. "How can this be," Apple wonders, "how can this be?"

    The roar of the crowd grows dim as light flees and darkness eats away at the borders of vision. Finally there is but a whisper and a small orb of light, filled with the victor's face, his mouth opened wide in a silent scream of triumph. How can this be....

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    that painted quite the picture! lol

    on another note, apple is releasing another phone. so there will finally be a choice for apple users...however, last i heard its simply a mini3Gs
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